Nick Walkley steps down as Homes England CEO

Homes England has announced today that Chief Executive Nick Walkley will leave the agency next month

Nick joined the Homes and Communities Agency as Chief Executive in March 2017 and has led a far-reaching overhaul of the organisation, built around the move to Homes England with a bold mission and strategic plan to increase housing supply and change the housing market.

In a statement, Nick said:

"I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved and I’d like to thank my colleagues and our many industry partners for their dedication and support. My successor will find an organisation brimming with talent, purpose and heart. Homes England is well-positioned to support the country’s economic recovery and I wish my colleagues the very best."

Peter Freeman, Chair of the Homes England Board, said in a statement:

"On behalf of the Board and colleagues, I would like to thank Nick for his outstanding leadership in building a dynamic, commercial delivery agency. The country faces some crucial choices about how we emerge from the pandemic and Homes England stands ready to support the Government in stimulating economic recovery and increasing housing supply."

Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:

"I would like to thank Nick for his hard work and dedication as Chief Executive of Homes England. He has overseen a transformation of the organisation that has helped deliver more homes that communities need and helped so many families onto the housing ladder. I wish Nick all the best in his next endeavour."

Nick Walkley will step down on 28 February. Gordon More, the agency’s Chief Investment Officer, will act as Interim CEO, supported by Lynda McMullan, Chief Financial Officer, and an executive team drawn from the public and private sectors.