Barking and Dagenham council’s housing developer Be First has appointed Tom Mather as director of construction.
Mr Mather, who up until recently managed Stansted’s transformation programme for Manchester Airports Group, joined the east London business last week.
He trained as an engineer and has worked in the water industry as well as on a range of major construction projects, including Hinkley Point C for Mace.
Be First commercial director Iain Ferguson said: “Tom has a wealth of experience in a wide range of sectors.
“He will make an immense and valuable contribution to help us deliver affordable housing and build great communities in Barking and Dagenham.”
Be First is currently seeking contractors for a new £1bn framework in the borough, which has a pipeline of more than 44 projects and will span the next four years.
The development arm revealed in October that it had inserted a clause in its framework insisting all bidders show they have managed the risks of a no-deal Brexit.
Earlier this month the framework told CN it would be offering contractors lay-down areas so they could stockpile supplies to prepare for a possible no-deal.
The framework will be divided into two lots: the first for smaller schemes with a value up to £20m, and the second for those of £10m upwards.