Speaking about the role, Sir Howard said:

“I’m delighted to join the Vita Group Board at such a pivotal stage of growth.

“Creating forward-thinking housing and spaces around the needs of cities is a critical enabler for economies to thrive, and it ensures a resilient business model as the needs of the urban environment continually evolve.

“I have been consistently impressed with the living experiences created by Vita Group, along with their pace of growth and commitment to placemaking.”

 

Speaking about the appointment, Vita Group CEO, Mark Stott, said:

“Sir Howard’s vision has transformed Manchester in recent decades. We are privileged to have his unrivalled experience as we pursue ambitious projects across the UK and overseas.”

“Sir Howard’s guidance on our international growth strategy is an immediate priority for the group.”