Genesis managing director John Carleton has joined Arcadis to head up the consultant’s housing and regeneration division.
Mr Carleton will be based in Manchester to lead Arcadis’ Housing for the North campaign, which is looking to address housing shortages across the region.
He will also have the wider responsibility of strengthening client relationships and providing strategic solutions for housing delivery across the UK.
Before joining Genesis, Mr Carleton was in corporate finance working at PwC and a director of the Housing Corporation, where he was responsible for the North of England and led on regeneration.
He said: “Population growth and the increasing focus on our regional centres means the need for housing and urban regeneration is at an all-time high.
“We need to make sure our cities live up to their potential, and in doing so that the future needs of their people are being cared for from a social, economic and environmental perspective.
“This is no small challenge, and I’m excited to be joining Arcadis and working with the team to apply some big ambitions to addressing the housing crisis.”
Arcadis managing director for the building sector Mark Cowlard added: “John’s expertise and breadth of experience in both the public and private sector, along with the contacts he has made across both, will undoubtedly help Arcadis to grow its housing and regeneration drive.
“Rapid urbanisation is having a significant impact on how our cities function, and ensuring we are equipped to offer the best solutions to respond to population growth is going to be vital for tackling today’s housing crisis.”