Colin Dearlove, former finance director at Barratt Developments, replaces Eric Stobart at Gleeson

Housebuilding firm Gleeson has appointed a new non-executive director. Colin Dearlove is replacing the company’s Eric Stobart, whose three-year term is running out on 31 January 2008.

Dearlove joins the company from Barratt Developments where he acted as finance director over the past 14 years.

Dermot Gleeson

Gleeson’s chairman, Dermot Gleeson, said: “Colin Dearlove’s considerable experience at Barratt Developments of implementing strategic change, and knowledge of the UK housing market, particularly in the North of England, where much of Gleeson's regeneration business is located, are major plusses.”