This Land™ celebrates appointment of Steve Norris as Chairman

This Land™, the fast growing development and investment business which launched in March 2018, today announced the appointment of Steve Norris as its Independent Non-Executive Chairman. The high-profile appointment reflects the development of the business as it continues to shape customer-led homebuilding, while attracting leading industry experts to its senior team.

David Gelling, Managing Director of This Land™, commented: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Steve Norris to the Board of This Land. He is highly influential in the property sphere and a prominent figure politically, and I am delighted that he has accepted this position. Steve’s invaluable insight will undoubtedly help us to achieve our ambitions to deliver desirable neighbourhoods and set new standards for a future beyond the traditional house builder in the UK.”

Steve Norris is a widely experienced Chairman with extensive knowledge of property, planning, transport and infrastructure, bringing a unique combination of both political and commercial expertise – in 2017 he was listed as one of Property Week’s Property Power 100. Steve Norris also holds the position of Chairman for Soho Estates and Driver Group PLC, and is Deputy Chairman of Optare PLC. 

Steve Norris was a Member of Parliament for more than 14 years, serving as Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Departments of Environment, Trade and Industry and the Home Office prior to his appointment as Minister for Transport with a special responsibility for London. He is a former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party and stood twice as their candidate for Mayor of London in 2000 and 2004. Having worked with both central and local government, Steve Norris’ in-depth political and commercial knowledge will be instrumental to the ongoing success of This Land™.

Steve Norris added: “I am impressed by This Land’scommitment to maintain the highest standards in every aspect of its business, from governance through to execution of its growth strategy, and with particular reference to quality, design and responsiveness to customer requirements.

Far too often conventional property companies produce homes devoid of character and individuality; it is refreshing to see a company commit itself and aspire to be better than that, and to build homes that people will love and not want to leave.”

Demonstrating the significant growth of This Land™, this announcement follows the recent appointments of four new employees to the company’s senior leadership team including; Kate Dunning, Marketing Director; Corné Van Tonder, Finance Director, Alessandra Caggiano, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Natalia Boloz, Development Manager.