Former Telford Homes Managing Director joins Vistry Group

Joining the new role at Vistry Group marks the new appointment’s return into the housebuilding sector after managing Telford Homes.

John Fitzgerald has joined Vistry Group as its new Interim Managing Director for the South London region | BTR News
John Fitzgerald has joined Vistry Group as its new Interim Managing Director for the South London region.

Housebuilder Vistry Group has appointed John Fitzgerald as its new Interim Managing Director for the South London region.

For almost 20 years before joining Vistry, John was the Group Managing Director for London-based developer Telford Homes. He carries with him a wealth of valuable experience to his new role, having overseen a substantial number of large-scale regeneration projects delivered with public sector partners.

“The opportunity to head up Vistry’s South London region was too good to miss and I am delighted to be returning to the housebuilding sector to lead a business unit with such an impressive partnerships portfolio at a time when the London market is on the up. I am keen to hit the ground running and continue Vistry’s track record of delivering much-needed affordable homes for the communities of South London.”

John Fitzgerald, Interim Managing Director – London South, Vistry Group

John will now be heading up Vistry’s Stratford-based operations, where he will be overseeing a sizeable portfolio of mixed-tenure schemes being delivered in collaboration with the company’s long-established local authority and housing association partners.

Vistry’s South London region – which typically operates through the Countryside Partnerships brand – is currently working on nine live projects, which will together deliver over 3,000 homes. 

“We are thrilled John is joining the Vistry business. His passion for quality, transformative regeneration projects and effective long-term partnerships aligns directly with our, and his experience puts him in a strong position to continue to increase the supply of much-needed homes for London.” 

Mike Woolliscroft, Group Business Improvement Director and London Division Chair, Countryside Partnerships

John will carry out his interim role until at least January 2025, when a permanent Managing Director for the region will be announced.