James Lidgate

Regional Chair, CALA Homes

James Lidgate is responsible for the housebuilding operations of Legal & General Homes as well as CALA’s Chiltern and South Home Counties businesses. More broadly his role is to explore all opportunities to increase Legal & General’s direct delivery of multi-tenure housing with responsibility for the Group’s strategic land assets and Major Projects i.e. those developments with over 1500 homes. Prior to joining LGC from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) in 2015, James spent almost two years as Head of Residential within the L&G Real Assets business, starting the recruitment of the Build to Rent (BTR) team and acquiring the first two BTR assets. Prior to that James worked at Bellway Homes as a Land Director, managing the acquisition of all land opportunities. Before joining Bellway Homes, James held various positions within the acquisitions team, and prior to that James worked as a Land Buyer with St George after successfully completing the Berkeley Group graduate trainee programme. James graduated from the University of Durham in 2000 where he achieved a BSc (Hons) in Geography.