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Homes England announces new appointments

Four new members have been appointed to the Board of Homes England, the Government’s housing accelerator.

Mark Rennison, Olivia Scanlon, Sadie Morgan and Vanessa Murden join the Homes England Board with immediate effect, increasing its gender diversity and boosting its resilience; taking its non-executive members from six to 10.

Mark Rennison, finance director for Nationwide Building Society, said that he is looking forward to helping to deliver a sustainable strategy for the creation of more high quality affordable housing across the country.

‘Homes England has an incredibly forward looking, innovative approach to addressing the country’s affordable housing shortage and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be involved,’ said Olivia Scanlon, chief operating officer at Orchard Global Asset Management LLP.

Sadie Morgan, founding director of architectural practice dRMM, explained that as part of the Board’s agenda to build more sustainable and high quality houses, her energy will be focused on delivering homes for people and places.

‘I understand how vital the role of Homes England is to help house our nation, and I am committed to ensuring we do so and to deliver a quality of life everyone deserves,’ she added.

Rennison also chairs the subsidiary company at Nationwide which is managing the Oakfield project to build a new housing community in Swindon. Prior to joining Nationwide he worked for PwC for 25 years including spending time as an audit partner in their banking practice in London.

Scanlon has a background in financial services, where she has almost 20 years of experience in general finance and investment as well as real estate development finance.

Morgan has advocated exemplary design and architecture over her 25 year career and she is a Commissioner and Design Group Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission and is the London Mayor’s Design Advocate.

Murden is currently the chief operating officer for Lloyds Banking Group’s retail division. She has extensive senior executive expertise within the financial services industry, including Travelex, Western Union and Lloyds.