Lyons joins Redrow board

The house builder has announced the appointment of Sir Michael Lyons as a non-executive director.

He recently chaired the Lyons Housing Commission for the Labour Party to suggest ways for increasing housebuilding in this country. He is also chairman of the English Cities Fund public-private joint venture. Lyons is chairman of economic development consultancy SQW Group and a strategic adviser to CBRE. Prior to this, he had a long career in local government and was chief executive of Birmingham City Council. He spent four years as chairman of the BBC, and was a non-executive director of infrastructure business Mouchel.

Steve Morgan, chairman of Redrow, said: "I am delighted to welcome Sir Michael to the board. His extensive knowledge and understanding of the housebuilding sector and large scale sustainable regeneration will be extremely useful for the business, as will his many years of experience in local government, running some of the country's largest local authorities."

Sir Michael Lyons said: "I am looking forward to working with Steve and the rest of the Redrow board to continue the excellent progress the company has achieved in recent years, and to play a part in delivering the increased housing output this country badly needs."

Last year, Redrow appointed another high-profile non-executive director; Liz Peace, former chief executive of the British Property Federation.

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Thought it was going to be Sir Mark Lyons of Forrest then!

By Anita

When is Joe Anderson joining the Redrow board……………

By Curious

Interesting…does this mean Morgan is nailing his bet on a Labour victory in May?

By Meandmymum

A curious move for both parties. For Redrow whose business model runs contrary to the delivery of ‘large scale sustainable regeneration’, whose chairman regularly issues press statements lobbying against those aims, and for Lyons who moves from a role of challenge, complexity and a public ethos to a conventional volume house builder which is a comparatively simple beast with a very different set of values.

By Anonymous