Crest Nicholson’s board has appointed Tom Nicholson as chief operating officer.

Tom Nicholson

Tom Nicholson

Nicholson will immediately join the executive board and start in his full role at the end of May.

He will report directly to Crest’s chief executive officer.

Nicholson was former divisional chairman of Linden Homes and on the executive board of the Galliford Try Group.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in housebuilding, having started his career with the Trafalgar House Group in 1987.

Nicholson held land and sales roles at both Ideal Homes and the Berkeley Group. He joined Try Homes (now Galliford Try Group) in 1996.