James Thomson, interim CEO of Sheffield’s MJ Gleeson, will take on the role in a permanent capacity following a comprehensive search.
Mr Thomson joined the urban regeneration group back in June from Keepmoat Homes where he served as Chief Executive until January and then as non-Executive Director.
“The Board is delighted to confirm James as CEO. During an extensive process he stood out as the clear choice to lead the business,” said Chairman Dermot Gleeson.
“James has already made a significant impact at Gleeson and we look forward to further progress under his leadership.”
Mr Thomson added: “I have long admired Gleeson and its focus on building much needed high-quality homes for first-time buyers on low incomes.
“My experience, since joining the business in June, has re-affirmed my belief that Gleeson has an exciting future ahead and I look forward to working with my very talented and dedicated colleagues to deliver it.”