Peel Waters hires regeneration specialist Jonny

Peel Group division overseeing development of Liverpool and Wirral Waters hires new finance director

Jonny Kent
Jonny Kent, finance director of Peel Waters


Waterside regeneration specialist Peel Waters has appointed Jonny Kent as its finance director.

Part of Peel Group, Peel Waters oversees projects across the UK including Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters on either side of the Mersey. It is managing £750m of land and investments, also covering Greater Manchester, Kent and Scotland.

Jonny will lead a team of four accountants who will oversee the business plan and performance of Peel Waters.

He brings more than 10 years’ experience working across financial projects in property infrastructure sectors and audit. Jonny joins Peel Waters from his previous position as head of finance at Bruntwood, the family-owned North West property business.

Prior to Bruntwood, Jonny also worked in a range of financial roles with companies including Deloitte and Vercity (formerly HCP Social Infrastructure).

“Joining Peel Waters is a huge opportunity. The variety, diversity and scale of Peel Waters’ portfolio is completely unique,” said Jonny.

“I’ve seen first-hand the impact Peel Waters has had in transforming and regenerating areas. Pairing Peel’s clear vision for each of their developments with their adaptability; means they aren’t afraid to do things differently – it’s a very exciting team to be part of.”

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James Whittaker, executive director of Peel Waters, added: “Peel Waters has a very exciting and unique development pipeline, filled with major transformational projects.

“The key to delivering these fantastic projects is a partnership approach, Jonny will play a key role in working with our current and future partners and finding new opportunities for collaboration.”

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