Public Sector Plc appoint regeneration and housing association finance expert as CFO
Public Sector Plc has appointed property finance expert Mark Ewing as its new Chief Finance Officer.
Mark brings with him more than 15 years’ experience in housing, property and land finance working for some of the largest names in residential and commercial property and regeneration, including Clarion, Peabody, Berkeley Homes, and Hammerson.
Previously Head of Investment Finance at the UK’s largest housing association, Clarion Housing Group, Mark led on commercial negotiations and financing of land and development transactions across the country. He also played a key part in the overall financial strategy of Clarion, including the structuring of joint venture partnerships with developers and house builders, and the Group’s entry into the Build-to-Rent market.
Prior to that, Mark was a regional Finance Director at Berkeley Homes where he managed joint venture relationships with councils and delivered financial management and control of an operating business delivering large-scale prime residential projects across London, including One Tower Bridge, South Quay Plaza and Saffron Square.
Mark joins Public Sector Plc from the Covent Garden Market Authority, the public corporation engaged in the complex redevelopment of the largest wholesale market in the UK at Nine Elms, Wandsworth.
Paul Brown, CEO of Public Sector Plc said: “Public Sector Plc is committed to help local authorities and housing associations build back better and greener from the impact of Covid-19. Through our partnerships we are providing strategic asset management to unlock the value of their property assets and in doing so, deliver greater income streams for public sector bodies.”
“Mark joins Public Sector Plc as the country starts to see the beginning of the road to recovery from Covid-19 with the nationwide vaccination programme. Covid-19 has, and will for some time, leave a large hole in local authority budgets, with councils increasingly needing to find new creative and sustainable revenue streams.”
Mark Ewing said: “It’s incredibly motivating to be joining an organisation with a mission to help councils and communities build back better from Covid-19. I’m looking forward to working with Public Sector Plc’s local authority partners and to support them at this challenging time to create value through strategic asset management. This will empower public bodies to deliver more, much-needed new zero carbon homes, as well as exceptional commercial and employment opportunities which can accelerate investment and growth in local communities.”