Platform Housing Group has announced the appointment of Barry Greyling as its new corporate finance director.
Greyling – whose role will see him responsible for treasury strategy, financial planning and analysis, and development and investment finance – has joined the Midlands-based social landlord from London-based Centrus, an independent financial services group specialising in corporate finance, analytics, and investment management.
While at Centrus, Greyling was focused on providing corporate finance advice to the social housing and real estate sectors.
Greyling also worked in senior advisory roles for PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the Big Four advisory firms, and Investec Bank.
With more than 15 years finance and banking experience, Greyling’s career highlights include advising housing group Radian and Yarlington on their merger to become Abri in 2019.
Greyling said: “I am excited to join Platform Housing Group. My skills and expertise in treasury and financial planning will help to further support the growth of the organisation.”
Rosemary Farrar, chief finance officer at Platform Housing Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Barry to the Group. Ensuring we are financially robust is a key element to our success. With Barry at the helm we will be in safe hands.”
Platform Housing Group – which owns 46,000 homes in total – completed 1448 homes in 2019/20 at an investment of £258m. The Group also built more social rented homes – at a figure of 981 – during the past two years in England than any other provider.
Image: Barry Greyling
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