ilke homes has announced the appointment of Ciara Milne as Chief Financial Officer. Ciara will support the business with its goal of delivering up to 2,000 modular homes a year to help solve the UK’s housing shortage.
Ciara joins the team from leading UK steel and metal distributor Kloeckner Metals, where she spent three years working as the Finance Director and National Compliance Officer. She brings a wealth of experience to ilke Homes from 11 years working in industry and manufacturing.
After gaining her ACA professional qualification at KPMG Leeds, she took her first role in industry with Tata Steel, gaining significant experience across a number of different leadership positions, before continuing her career within the oil and gas sector. Ciara’s achievements were recognised at the 2018 Yorkshire Finance Leaders awards where she won the award for Finance Leader within an International Company.
Reporting into CEO Björn Conway, Ciara will be responsible for financial control; financial planning and analysis, as well as IT Strategy, Compliance and Company Secretarial Duties
ilke Homes specialises in the latest offsite manufacturing techniques, working closely with partners including local authorities, housing associations and developers to deliver high-quality, sustainable new homes for those who need them most.
Björn Conway, CEO of ilke Homes comments: “Ciara shares my vision and passion for what we’re looking to achieve at ilke Homes, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the leadership team. We’ve set ourselves a big task – to help address the UK’s huge shortfall in quality housing, and with Ciara’s exceptional experience and positive outlook I believe she will play an integral role in ensuring ilke Homes continues to bring fresh ideas to the property sector. I look forward to working with her as we drive ilke Homes’ ambitious growth strategy forward.”
Ciara Milne, CFO, at ilke Homes says: “ilke Homes plays a vital role in today’s society by bringing additive homes and skills to the UK’s housing sector. I am very excited to be part of the next generation of construction, where we will set the trend for offsite manufacturing. I was especially attracted to ilke Homes’ due to their innovative and entrepreneurial ambitions of providing families across the UK with a home of their own. I look forward to joining the team and helping them achieve the ilke Homes mission to bring quality housing to those that need it most.”
Properties by ilke Homes have flexible layouts with hundreds of possible variations, from two-storey terraced houses to three-storey semi-detached properties, and blocks of flats of up to four storeys, in addition to a huge range of internal and external finishing combinations to choose from.
The homes are mortgageable and tenure blind, being fully adaptable to both private market and housing association requirements for all forms of sale and rent. Homes are fully-approved by the National House Building Council (NHBC) and Build Offsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS), and standard mortgage-ability is achieved through 10-year structural warranties from NHBC Buildmark or Building Life Plans, accepted by all major lenders.