Chris Phillips joins Custom Build Homes as Chairman

Custom Build Homes (CBH) is delighted to announce that Chris Phillips has accepted the role as its Non-Executive Chairman with effect from November 2021.

Chris brings over five decades of leadership experience in Real Estate, Fund Management and Corporate Finance, most notably during his time as Chairman of Places for People.

Tom Connor, Founder & CEO at CBH said:

“We are delighted that Chris has accepted the position of Chairman of CBH. His appointment strengthens our leadership team and brings a wealth of experience, to help our development as a company. CBH operates in a rapidly scaling sector and Chris will help us navigate the industry through a period of accelerated growth for the business.”

CBH is the UK’s first national Enabler of custom build housing, delivering customisable housing products of varying size, type and tenure across development sites, offering homebuyers greater levels of design choice than a traditional new build home.

Of his appointment, Chris commented:

“I am delighted to be joining CBH at this exciting stage of its development. I believe that UK housebuilding will start to diversify over the next 5 years, so that custom build housing forms an increasing part of the new housing delivery. CBH has an excellent proposition for this sector and is well-placed to benefit from this growth.”

Chris held the position of Chairman at Places for People PLC, one of the UK’s largest property management, development, regeneration, and leisure companies, for 10 years. Throughout his tenure he oversaw several growth areas including Places Leisure and expansion of its Affordable Housing and Build to Rent businesses. He helped to grow and manage assets of £4.9bn and over 11,600 employees.  

In parallel with his role at CBH, Chris continues to Chair London & Newcastle, a mixed-use development company, Shetland Space Centre, a satellite launch site and ground centre based in Shetland, Scotland, and Nova Innovations, a tidal energy company based in Edinburgh.