Sam Knight, Group HR Director at Gleeson

Gleeson Homes appoints Group HR Director

Gleeson Homes, the leading high-quality affordable housebuilder, is pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Knight as its new Human Resources Director.

Samantha has worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and brings a wealth of sector specific experience, having previously worked as HR Director at both Robertson Facilities Management and Morgan Sindall Property Services. In these roles, she built the companies’ HR functions from the ground up, growing the team, investing in its skills and capabilities, and introducing new governance processes and best-practice. She has earned industry recognition for her outstanding work, including latterly winning the Best Team award at the HR Network National Awards in 2023.

In her new role, Samantha will build upon the work of predecessor Alan McGillivray, with a focus on advancing Gleeson's employee value proposition and implementation of meaningful benefits for colleagues. Samantha has a strong track record of helping to cultivate a thriving workplace culture and supporting high performing teams, which will be instrumental as the Group delivers its purpose of providing high-quality affordable homes to those who need it most.

“I’m delighted to join the Gleeson team. Gleeson is a strong business with a positive corporate heartbeat and solid foundations are already in place. Already, I have seen evidence of a fantastically supportive team of people who are highly passionate and focused on delivering a high-quality product that makes a huge impact on people’s lives. I am committed to further developing our employee value proposition, maintaining Gleeson’s standing as an employer of choice in the housing sector. In particular, as we close out National Apprenticeship Week, I look forward to enhancing Gleeson’s apprenticeship offer in 2024 and beyond, in addition to further enhancing our workforce diversity. This will involve working with our supply chain to create meaningful development opportunities by working with partners who support under-represented groups to foster talent within our local communities."

Samantha Knight, Human Resources Director at Gleeson Homes