Dixon Walter — Housing, Infrastructure and Property

The Housing, Infrastructure and Property team at Dixon Walter has enjoyed significant growth in the past few months, increasing our reach and standing as one of the UK’s leading Executive Search practices.


We are committed to providing bespoke support to the Housing, Infrastructure and Property sectors. Our team is dedicated to offering a bespoke service to what many have regarded as a sector which is limited in its choice of securing the services of a dynamic Search partner to deliver senior level talent.

Having appointed CEO, Non-Exec and Director level roles in the last 12 months, Dixon Walter are well placed to offer expert advice and commentary on the current market. We have also shown a demonstrable pledge towards encouraging positive change in terms of equality and diversity with 57% of those appointments being female in what is arguably, still a very male-dominated sphere.

In recent months we have observed the ever-increasing movement across the world of Social and Private Housing, Estates, Facilities and Infrastructure in the UK. Primarily due to a resurgence in capital development and intensifying demand for quality and choice, resulting in serious churn, we have seen nearly thirty CEO and Director appointments arising and being concluded right across the sector nationally within the last 6 months alone.

Having been at the forefront of a number of these key appointments, we recognised the need for specialist expertise in Executive Search delivery and were both delighted to join the Dixon Walter to focus on Housing, Infrastructure and Property appointments at a national level. Our focus is on differentiation and excellence in delivery. The traditional executive search route of many of our competitors in churning an overused candidate pool without a focus on the specific needs of the client and the role to be recruited has provided us with an opportunity to increase our share in the market whilst delivering the very best candidate fit for every senior role undertaken. Indeed, many of our appointments are candidates with specific skill sets hired from the private sector.

Transferring a long list of unsuccessful candidates from a similar recruitment exercise in the sector should not be the starting point for evidencing either experience of recruiting at this level nor should this method be evidence of success in building an understanding of the market. Every project undertaken by the team at Dixon Walter begins with a briefing and ultimately a bespoke plan to recruit the exact fit for any role.

We are looking forward to continuing our growth over the coming months and should you wish to discuss any particular challenges or projects you may have please feel free to get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you!


*Jim Allcroft | 07388 642 631

Jim’s experience covers Housing, Construction, Local Government, Development, Technology and the investments Sectors across the UK.

**Ray Williamson | 07741 640 280

Ray’s experience covers Infra-structure, Utilities, Transport, Local Government, Housing, Health, Education, Private and the Voluntary Sectors both in the UK and overseas.