Group names new directors including former head of Sovereign housing association

Hill, the Essex-based private housebuilder, has promoted regional director Tom Hill to the group’s board of directors and named two other senior non-executive appointments.

Ann Santry Hill Group

As well as Hill, Ann Santry (pictured), the former chief executive of Sovereign housing association, and Naisha Polaine, a senior adviser in the department for international trade’s capital investment division, have joined the board as non-executive directors.

Founder Andy Hill said the strengthened executive team would help the group expand in the South-west and grow its investment partnerships operation.

Tom Hill, who is Andy Hill’s son, joined the housebuilder as a trainee site manager 14 years ago and runs Hill’s investment partnership with Cambridge city council, a venture which is in the process of delivering more than 900 affordable and private homes.

High Path Plaza, Merton, Clarion Housing Group

Established 21 years ago, the housebuilder is working on schemes including Notting Hill housing association’s revamp of the Aylesbury estate in south London and a £55m 155-home scheme (pictured) with Clarion housing association in Cambridge.

In January, the firm announced it was building 165 homes for Bristol city council’s development company, Goram Homes.