Homes England welcomes new CEO

Homes England welcomes Peter Denton, previous CEO of the Hyde Group as its new Chief Executive. Denton will join the business later this year, replacing Gordon More who has been acting as CEO since February.

Denton joined the Hyde Group in 2017 as Group Finance Director, with a background in investment banking, including holding senior roles at BNP Paribas, Barclays and Deutsche Bank to name a few and global real estate, where he worked for the investment management firm, Starwood Capital.

Peter Freeman, the agency’s chair, said: “Peter brings two powerful qualities to Homes England. He has deep experience of real estate banking and investment, including raising funds and managing portfolios across Europe. This will be invaluable in raising additional capital from the private sector to support Homes England’s government funded work.

“Secondly, in leaving a successful career in the commercial sector to join a major housing association, first as cfo and then as ceo, Peter has displayed enormous personal commitment to marrying financial discipline and social purpose. I have no doubt that he will be an outstanding leader, with his unique skillset helping us build the homes the country needs.”

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick said: “I am delighted to welcome Peter Denton as chief executive of Homes England, as part of an important reset for the organisation.

“Together with Peter Freeman he will lead the renewal of Homes England, focusing on levelling up and regeneration, high quality new housing and infrastructure and supporting small and medium builders to create a more dynamic and competitive housing market.”