Housing developer Lovell has announced the new senior management team driving its continued expansion across South Wales and the South West.

James Duffett was appointed as the region’s managing director following a 14-year career with engineering firm Laing O’Rourke.

Julie Bowen has been with Lovell for 10 years, during which time she has risen to become sales director for the region.

Gemma Clissett, regional partnerships director, has worked at Lovell for 15 years, having previously held roles within customer care, community engagement and business development. She now leads the land and partnerships team.

Shane Jay, regional technical director, heads up the design and technical delivery of residential projects for the region.

Stuart Tarr, regional operations director, joined Lovell in January and has worked in a variety of managerial positions for Barratt and David Wilson, as well as Crest Nicholson.

Anthony Vagges, regional commercial director, has worked at Lovell for more than 20 years and was promoted from his previous role as the region’s chief surveyor to regional commercial director.

Collectively, the team will be responsible for spearheading the ongoing growth of Lovell’s South Wales and South West region, which succeeded in building 321 new homes in 2018, ranging from new-build open market homes, private rented sector housing and affordable properties to large-scale refurbishment and housing-led regeneration programmes.

Steve Coleby, managing director of Lovell, said: “We are thrilled to reveal our new senior management team for our South Wales and South West region.

“Each and every one of its members contributes a wide range of expertise and experience to their respective roles, placing us in an excellent position to capitalise on the opportunities that are currently presenting themselves across the region.”

Among the projects that the region is Oakfield Grange in Cwmbran and upcoming sites include Golwg Y Bryn in Ebbw Vale.