As a former Director General at DCLG. He was responsible for housing, planning, commercial property and local economic growth and former housing association Chief Executive (including Peabody Trust). He leads our work and engagement with Central Government and provides executive leadership to support and integrate our services to local government and the wider public sector. At Capita he led the successful bid to be the Strategic Business Partner to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and then became the DIO Chief Executive for the initial period of the contract. He also sits on the Capita Group Real Estate Board and he received a CBE in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to housing and planning.