Rob Roger Appointed as Chairman of Allison Homes
Rob Roger has been appointed as chairman of Allison Homes, working with CEO John Anderson to take forward the company’s ambitious growth strategy.
Rob Roger brings wide ranging experience from within and beyond the world of development and property. He is currently chairman of iQ Student Accommodation having previously joined iQ as Chief Executive Officer in June 2016. During that time Rob doubled the size of the business, achieving over 6% annual growth. Prior to this, Rob was the CEO of Spire Healthcare for five years.
Commenting on the appointment, John Anderson said, “I am greatly looking forward to working with Rob. Crucially he brings a wealth experience from outside the house-building industry. That sits perfectly with our strategy of turning Allison Homes into a retail business – a business that is focused on its customers and their lifestyle goals, not a traditional builder of bricks and mortar. Rob will help me reshape the culture of Allison Homes into a company focused on positive, long-term relationships. This will help us achieve our growth ambitions.”
Rob Roger said, “Allison Homes intrigues me, which is why I am delighted to take up this appointment. For too long housebuilders have focused on the wrong outputs and failed to realise their place in their customers’ lives. John and his team have different ideas. They want to create a company focused on relationships. This is just what we set out to do at iQ Student Accommodation, realising that for our customers, the offer was more than somewhere to stay, it was about giving students their best year yet… somewhere to meet new friends and start a new life. I want to explore how we draw on this experience as we evolve the future of Allison Homes.”
Allison Homes has recently set out ambitions to grow from around 500 to over 2000 houses a year with a strategy based on its substantial land-bank, its focus on entry level housing and an emphasis on building long-term relationships with customers, suppliers and employees.