Andrew brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to Tilia, having spent 20 years at Persimmon where he worked his way up to regional chairman. He then joined Linden Homes where he was divisional managing director before being promoted to chief executive. Following the company’s acquisition by Bovis in 2019, he became divisional chairman of the new Vistry Group with responsibility for nine regional businesses.
Andrew is no stranger to managing large-scale growth. Whilst he was at Persimmon, the company grew from 3,000 to 18,000 homes per year and became the first pure housebuilder to reach the FTSE 100. His focus at Tilia will be on helping to scale-up the business following its acquisition by private equity firm Terra Firma in June last year.
Nigel Greenaway, Tilia Homes’ chief executive, commented: “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Andrew for nearly 20 years and I know he will be a huge asset to our business. His key priorities will be to work with our wider senior management team to introduce operational efficiencies, open up new geographical areas, review our current housetype range and ensure we deliver a five-star customer service.
“Andrew joins at an incredibly exciting time for Tilia and will play a key role in building a market-leading brand and a successful business that we can all be proud of.”
Andrew Hammond said: “I’ve been watching Tilia Homes with interest since its sale from Kier Group to Terra Firma last year. I’m incredibly excited by its medium to long term growth agenda and look forward to playing my part in that journey.”