Craig Lynes becomes the new head of Cala Homes (East), taking over the reins from David McGrath, who was named regional chairman in March.
At 39, Lynes is a company veteran of 22 years, starting straight from school in quantity surveying while completing a degree from Edinburgh Napier University. He swiftly moved to Cala’s land team, which identifies and advances future sites, working towards planning approval and land purchase.
In 2009, Lynes joined the Cala east board as land director and has overseen the approval of several Edinburgh developments, including the Waterfront Plaza project in Leith.
The east of Scotland division covers the south and east of the country from its Falkirk office and remains the homebuilder’s largest region across the UK.
Lynes said: “I’m very aware that I’m taking on the new role against the extremely challenging backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. As with most sectors, this has majorly impacted property and housebuilding.
“While we can’t control external factors, there is a massive opportunity for positive change. We have sped up our adoption of technology and it’s forced us all to embrace new, better ways of working. The team has so far risen to this challenge and we’re adopting new practices that will improve the business.”
McGrath added: “Craig is the perfect successor to take Cala Homes (East) forward as we move forward after lockdown. Craig brings a wealth of experience but also has the energy for the role and the vision to bring the team with him.”
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