She will start her new role at the land and property regenerator business on 1st November 2020, allowing time for a handover before Owen retires on 31st December.
“This is a really exciting opportunity to lead a highly regarded business that makes a real contribution to the communities in which it works,” she said.
“Few companies have Harworth’s track record in successfully regenerating large complex sites, and I look forward to working with and leading such a strong and experienced team in a part of the world with which I have a strong association.”
Lynda — who is a NED at The Crown Estate and Vivid Housing Association — is currently group property director and a board member at Town Centre Securities PLC, where she leads the management of its land and property and development pipeline.
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Before that, she was divisional CEO of property at the Manchester Airports Group, where she was responsible for MAG’s investment portfolio and development land bank, including its Airport City JV.
This followed an extensive career managing investment and development real estate portfolios for BT and Co-operative Group, before joining Lloyds Banking Group as global head of its real estate lending division.
“I am delighted to have someone succeeding Owen who is as well known in our core regions and beyond as Lynda is for the depth of her real estate and regeneration experience and who has an undoubted natural affinity for our core purpose — to transform land and property into sustainable places where people want to live and work,” commented Alastair Lyons, non-executive chair at Harworth.
“I have great confidence in her ability to lead Harworth on the next stage of its application of its highly differentiated skills as a master developer to generate long-term market leading returns.
“I would also like to thank Owen for what Harworth has achieved under his leadership and wish him well for the future.”