From Biffa to Rainier Developments for new deputy chairman

Rainier Chief Executive Richard Mees, new Deputy Chairman Ken Lever and Managing Director Joshua Sinnett
Rainier Chief Executive Richard Mees, new Deputy Chairman Ken Lever, and Managing Director Joshua Sinnett

Midlands-based property and land company Rainier Developments has appointed a new Deputy Chairman.

Ken Lever has been appointed to the board of Henley-in-Arden-based business.

In a career spanning more than five decades, he brings experience in executive and non-executive roles across a varied range of sectors, with a particular background in financial management.

He is currently Chairman of the UK’s largest independent integrated waste management company Biffa, as well as leading global consultancy firm RPS Group, while he is also non-executive director of automotive retailer Vertu Motors.

Ken said: “I am really pleased to be joining Rainer, which is a business that has already seen tremendous growth in such a short space of time.

“Under the stewardship of Richard Mees and his team, Rainier has developed a strong reputation in the sector and is now regarded as a market leader in property and land development, so I am really looking forward to helping to continue this trajectory.”

Chief Executive Richard Mees said: “It is great news to have Ken join our board.

“He will be invaluable in providing strategic guidance as we look to further the rapid growth we have seen in recent years.”

Rainier Developments was established in 2015 by Eric Grove, a  successful property entrepreneur.

Rainier has a current portfolio of more than 40 sites across the residential and industrial sector that has the potential to deliver over 4,000 homes and 1m ft2 of commercial floorspace.