Housebuilding group hires new finance boss

Alastair Gordon-Stewart

Larkfleet Group, the Lincolnshire owner of housebuilders Larkfleet Homes and Allison Homes, has appointed Alastair Gordon-Stewart as chief financial officer (CFO).

Gordon-Stewart qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG London, before moving to FTSE 250 contractor Kier Group where he held a number of senior finance roles including finance director at both Kier Property and Kier Living.

During his time at Kier Group he managed a housing and property development investment portfolio of £1bn and helped raise £0.5bn of development finance against it.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join Larkfleet Group. It is a company that I believe has huge potential for medium and long term growth.

“It is a pleasure to join the group’s talented team and to help steer the company through its next phase of expansion.”

Karl Hick, the chief executive officer of Larkfleet Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Alastair to the position of CFO. He brings a wealth of property and finance experience, which will prove invaluable as we prepare to fully reopen our business and proceed with our many planned housing developments once lockdown has been lifted.”

Larkfleet Homes has also made a number of senior level promotions.

Leigh Wagg has been promoted to construction director, Larkfleet Homes Norfolk & Suffolk; Lee Pittam becomes director of technical, Larkfleet Homes; and Paul Pearson has been promoted to director of commercial, Larkfleet Homes.