Mario Wolf has been appointed the founding director of the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA).
Wolf previously worked at the Department for Communities and Local Government but has previously worked at the NaCSBA in a secondment in 2015 to lead a research and development project.
Wolf said: “I’m delighted to be joining the right to build task force as its founding director.
“I relish the opportunity to work across the UK to help boost this important sector and promote the diversification of our housing market.”
The task force was launched in February 2017 with the aim of helping at least 80 local authorities, community groups and other organisations across the UK to deliver more affordable custom and self-build housing projects.
In line with a new founding director the NaCSBA has appointed Joanne Ellingham as first expert, who previously worked as a planning officer at Broadland Council in Norfolk.
Richard Bacon MP, ambassador of the task force, added: “Custom and self-build housing will only become mainstream if local authorities and other organisations truly harness the right to build.
“I’m delighted to see the task force taking big steps forward to give advice so soon. I couldn’t think of a more suitable candidate than Mario Wolf to lead the task force.”