Ball has a wealth of experience in property companies and banking. Credit: Ravage Productions

Ball named as Rushbond boss

The Yorkshire property company has appointed ex-Harworth chief operating officer Ian Ball as its new chief executive.

Ball is a chartered surveyor by background and has strong banking and commercial experience having worked for a number of European real estate funds in London and commercial banks: his career includes spells at Barclays, RBS and JP Morgan.

Most recently he was COO of Harworth Group between 2019 and 2022, responsible for the management of four regional offices across the North of England and the Midlands for the land and regeneration heavyweight.

In creating the new leadership role, Rushbond said that it intends to expand both its development and investment portfolios.

The year so far has seen Rushbond launch a housebuilding arm, Fallowdale Homes, which has a 50-home scheme in Sedgefield; alongside several commercial letting major milestones at its Brewery Wharf and Lancaster Park developments in Leeds.

The company also continues to repurpose assets throughout Yorkshire, including the Herald Buildings in Harrogate and Crispin Lofts, a loft apartments development in a grade two-listed Leeds building.

Jonathan Maud, chairman, said: “This is a significant appointment for Rushbond and a real statement of our intent to sustainably grow the business across Yorkshire.

“Ian’s depth of commercial experience and relationships, coupled with his rigorous analytical approach, will ensure that we will continue to deliver great places and strong returns as we’ve done for a number of decades.”

Ball added: “Opportunities to lead great businesses like Rushbond do not come about very often and I am thrilled to be part of a Yorkshire success story.

“I look forward to building on the Company’s impressive track record in breathing new life into communities and cherished historic spaces across the region, ultimately creating great places that people want to live and work in.”

Your Comments

Read our comments policy

Related Articles

Subscribe for free

Stay updated on the latest news and views in Yorkshire property


Keep updated on the latest news, deals, views and opportunities in Yorkshire property, in your inbox.

By subscribing, you are agreeing to Place Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

"*" indicates required fields

Your Job Field*
Other regional Publications - select below