Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s affordable housing developer and regeneration company, has appointed a new Director of Construction. 

Tom Mather, who up until recently, Programme Managed the Stansted Airport transformation programme for Manchester Airports Group, joined the east London company this month.  

Tom said: “It’s hugely exciting to be joining Be First. They are spearheading London’s most exciting regeneration projects and from what I have seen already, they’ve got a great team here.”  

Iain Ferguson, Be First’s Commercial Director, said: “Tom has a wealth of experience in a wide range of sectors. He will make an immense and valuable contribution to help us deliver affordable housing and build great communities in Barking and Dagenham.” 

Tom, a chartered engineer, who started as a Civil Engineer working in the water industry has worked on a range of major construction projects including  working at the Hinkley Point C project for Mace.  

Wigan born and bred, Tom is a big Rugby League fan.  

He said: “I am looking forward to getting to grips with with the borough’s huge house building programme.”