Jeremy – who is currently director-general for energy and security in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – will take up the role in September, where he will replace Helen MacNamara, who has been appointed to the role of director-general of propriety and ethics in the Cabinet Office.
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In his new role, Jeremy will oversee the government’s work to help deliver homes across the UK.
Jeremy said: “I am delighted to take up this exciting challenge as the government builds the homes our country needs, ensuring safe and decent homes in a market that’s fit for the future.”