Kevin Parry has been appointed interim chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the Communities and Local Government Secretary Greg Clark confirmed today (18 December 2015).
Mr Parry will lead the HCA board for a period after current chairman Robert Napier steps down at the end of December. He will continue the role until a chairman is appointed on a permanent basis and will take up the position from 1 January 2016.
Mr Parry is currently a serving HCA board member and holds a number of other non-executive roles, including being the senior independent director of Intermediate Capital Group Plc and audit committee chairman at Standard Life Plc.
He has considerable financial experience gained in his previous roles of finance director of Schroders Plc and as a managing partner of KPMG.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said:
The HCA has a big role to play in driving forward housebuilding and Kevin’s experience of being a board member will be invaluable in his new role. He brings significant commercial experience and I’m delighted he is taking on this position.
Robert Napier has provided strong leadership in his time as chairman which can be seen in the way the HCA regularly meets the objectives of government. I’d like to thank Robert for his hard work over the years and wish him well in the future.
Kevin Parry said:
The Spending Review outcome clearly demonstrates the government’s commitment to transforming housing supply and home ownership in this country. It is a privilege to chair the HCA at this crucial time and I am really looking forward to working with my Board, HCA staff, ministers and our outstanding partners to meet the challenge of building the homes the country needs.
Outgoing chairman, Robert Napier CBE, said:
I would like to take this opportunity to offer Kevin Parry my best wishes in his new role and offer my sincere thanks to the HCA’s Board and staff for their hard work and support to me over the past 7 years. When I reflect on my time as the Chairman of the HCA, I am incredibly proud of the fact that we met or exceeded our targets each and every year, in support of government priorities. Our work at the HCA has made a real difference to places across the country and hundreds of thousands of people have benefited from better homes and job opportunities.