Developer, builder, offsite manufacturer and property maintenance business – Osborne – appoints Peter Duff as Group Finance Director. Peter will replace Stuart Hammond who is stepping down from the role after 17 years with the business.
Peter joins Osborne from his previous role as European Finance Director at Laing O’Rourke. Previously, Peter held senior financial positions with major contractors and construction industry customers. He is a graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
“I am delighted that we have appointed Peter as we push ahead with our exciting strategy to take advantage of our lower carbon design, offsite manufacturing capability, housing retrofit expertise and our Build to Rent developments partnership.
“Stuart will be collaborating with Peter until the end of October to provide Peter with a smooth transition and handover, I would like to thank Stuart for his long service and commitment to Osborne and wish him well in his new venture. I am also delighted that we have also been able to fulfil the role of Company Secretary with the internal promotion of John Fernandez providing further business continuity.”David Smith, Chief Executive, Osborne Group
In July 2022, Osborne announced that the company repositioned itself to take advantage of the zero-carbon agenda. Osborne Developments also sold two purpose-built student accommodation schemes in August 2022 – its Elmstead Place Colchester scheme to Ropemaker Properties and Newgate Place, a consented scheme in Norwich to Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH).