Christmas arrives early as developer makes key hire

Anabel Christmas

Richborough Estates has appointed Anabel Christmas as director of its East region.

The chartered surveyor has joined from Redrow where she was head of land for the East Midlands. She previously held high profile roles at JLL and Peveril Homes.

She said: “I’m so pleased to join Richborough Estates, especially at this exciting time of growth as the company embarks on a new partnership with investors including Terra Firma’s Principal Capital Group.

“It’s a great opportunity to work for one of the UK’s best land promoters on all elements of strategic land – from land negotiation and promotion though to disposal – and I look forward to further developing the pipeline and bringing new homes to the market.”

James Bradshaw, managing director (Eastern) at Richborough Estates, added: “We are thrilled that Anabel has joined the business as she brings with her a huge amount of experience, skill and expertise particularly from her background as a chartered surveyor and her work both on strategic and immediate land for housebuilders.

“Anabel will work with our existing clients and stakeholders to oversee and deliver a mature portfolio of sites and will also be tasked with adding quality land opportunities to the East region, one of our busiest and longest established within the business.”