Stephen joined the Homes and Communities Agency, now known as Homes England in June 2017 as Executive Director for Land and to lead the agency’s Accelerated Construction Programme.
The £2bn initiative involves Homes England taking direct action to build homes on surplus public sector land to increase the pace of house building and diversifying the market by supporting smaller builders and modern methods of construction.
Stephen is experienced in delivering major housing developments on public land nationally, having spent the last 11 years as the growth and partnerships director of Barratt Developments. He led the significant growth of the company’s partnerships with the public sector, generating a large portfolio of developments comprising around 27,000 homes and a gross development value of over £6 billion.
Previously, Stephen spent 12 years in a variety of roles with housing associations, in senior regeneration and business development roles.