Housing report author joins builder as a non-executive director

Redrow has appointed Sir Michael Lyons as a non-executive director.

Lyons made headlines in the autumn as the author of the Labour party-commissioned Lyons Review into UK housing supply, the recommendations of which Labour has said it will implement if they are elected into power in this May’s general election.

Lyons is also chairman of the English Cities Fund, created by government to promote sustainable urban regeneration, as well as chairman of consultant SQW Group and a strategic adviser to [rp[ertu agemt CBRE. 

Prior to this, following a long career in local government, Lyons completed a four year term as chairman of the BBC, and was a non-executive director of Mouchel.

Commenting on the appointment, Redrow chairman Steve Morgan said: “I am delighted to welcome Sir Michael to the Board. 

“His extensive knowledge and understanding of the housebuilding sector and large scale sustainable regeneration will be extremely useful for the business, as will his many years of experience in local government, running some of the country’s largest local authorities.”

Lyons said: “I am looking forward to working with Steve and the rest of the Redrow Board to continue the excellent progress the Company has achieved in recent years, and to play a part in delivering the increased housing output this country badly needs.”