Housebuilder Bewley Homes has appointed Peter Carr as a non-executive director to its Board.

Peter Carr

Peter Carr

Carr, who has over 34 years’ experience as an in-house lawyer in the residential development sector, has spent the last eight years with Linden Homes as General Counsel. Prior to this, he held positions as legal director at Taylor Wimpey and David Wilson Homes.

In his new role Carr will focus on overseeing legal services and corporate governance.

He commented: 'I am very pleased to have joined Bewley Homes at this stage of my career with the opportunity to bring my experience from the sector into the business and contribute to its continued growth.'

Since its inception in 2006, Carr has also chaired the Home Builders Federation (HBF) Legal Group, comprising the General Counsel to the major national housebuilders.

Bewley Homes’ chairman Greg Locke added: 'I’m delighted to welcome Peter to the Board at Bewley Homes. I’ve worked closely with Peter for many years and this appointment further strengthens the Bewley Board as we grow the business over the coming years.'

'Peter’s knowledge and experience is second to none in the industry and he has operated at the highest level for over three decades. He’ll be a superb asset to Bewley Homes and the Board.'

Carr also worked as legal director and company secretary at Woolwich Homes for 10 years. He spent his early career working as a property development solicitor in private practice in the UK and Australia.