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MMC-backed Ibis Project Services appoints new Chairman


18 August 2009

Ibis Project Services, which provides development and affordable housing consultancy services to RSLs, developers and land owners, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chairman, Peter Chapman. He succeeds Roger Carey who is retiring as Chairman.

Peter Chapman is a highly regarded figure in the housing sector with twenty years’ experience as a social housing consultant. He has worked with numerous clients in the not-for-profit sector: government, regeneration agencies, local authorities, housing associations, tenants’ groups and local community organisations. He also works closely with private sector organisations in the affordable housing and regeneration markets.

Peter’s experience combines high-level roles advising the government with applied grass-roots work. Since 1993 he has been involved in House of Commons Select Committees including his appointment in1993 as Specialist Adviser for the Environment Committee’s Inquiry into the Housing Corporation and in1995 for the Inquiry into Housing Need.

“Peter’s knowledge of our industry is extensive,” says Vivian Rosser, CEO of Ibis. “He has a very good reputation in social housing consultancy and will bring a great deal to our team in terms of expertise and contacts. I worked with Peter on the Board of Asset trust Housing and am very pleased to be doing so again.”

Tom Hopkins, of MMC, commented: “Peter is an expert in social housing and, as an MMC investor, he has experience of early-stage businesses. We think this combination will prove useful in the next stage of Ibis’s development. We thank Roger Carey, our outgoing Chairman, for his important role leading Ibis over the past four years.

Notes for editors

About Ibis:

Ibis is a wide ranging development and affordable housing consultancy, which in particular provides project management and development services to the housing sector, working with Registered Social Landlords and developers to ensure affordable housing units are built on time, to budget and to specification. Ibis provides planning and affordable housing advice, site finding and appraisal services, and Code for Sustainable Homes, Housing Quality Indicator and Auditing and Certification services.
For more information: www.ibisprojectservices.com

Contact: Vivian Rosser, CEO, v.rosser@ibisprojectservices.com

About MMC Ventures:

MMC Ventures invests growth capital in UK companies. With £70m under management MMC supports its companies through multiple funding rounds as they grow. MMC invests on behalf of private investors and smaller institutions. Since it began in 2000 MMC has established a strong track record of growing and selling businesses. MMC was named EIS Fund Manager of the Year by the EISA in January 2009.

For more information: www.mmcventures.com
Contact: alanna.frieda@mmcventures.com


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MMC Ventures Ltd
+44 (0) 20 7361 0212
alanna.frieda@mmcventures.com

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