Baker rises through ranks to become managing director of housebuilding division

Galliford Try has appointed Ian Baker as the new managing director of its housebuilding division.

Baker will maintain his previous role as managing director for housebuilding in the South-west and Midlands.

Baker, 39, joined Galliford Try on a youth training scheme with Midas Construction. He rose through the ranks to become mangaging director of Stamford Homes in the Eastern counties and joined Galliford Try's board in 2007.