Boss of housebuilder's South-east division will quit in June, after the firm took over his previous employer Linden Homes

The former managing director of Linden Homes in the South-east is to leave Galliford Try, which took over the firm in March last year.

Chris Coates, currently managing director of Galliford Try’s South-east housebuilding division, will leave to pursue his career “outside the corporate sector” on 30 June this year, according to the firm.

Coates will continue to act as consultant for Galliford Try on a part-time basis after his departure.