Richard White

Image: Richard WhiteRole: Executive Director of Development and Sales

Richard joined Optivo in 2019, becoming Executive Director of Development and Sales in December 2021.

Richard has extensive experience in land led development and delivering high quality design and place making. 

With over 32 years of experience in residential development, Richard starting his housing career in local government. He then progressed into senior land, planning and technical roles with FTSE 100 Housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon. 

He moved to the housing association sector in January 2017 taking a role with Clarion. This led to him joining Optivo in 2019 as Director of Land and New Business.

Richard’s key areas of responsibility at Optivo are:
  • Securing the land and schemes which fuel Optivo’s development programme. 
  • Construction of Optivo’s new homes. 
  • Sales and marketing of Optivo’s shared ownership and market sale homes
  • Optivo’s resident and homeowner customer journey. 
  • Existing asset regeneration.

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