CEO, Legal &General Homes
James Lidgate is in charge of Legal & General Capital’s (LGC) residential development pipeline. His role is to explore all opportunities to increase Legal & General’s direct delivery of housing with responsibility for the Group’s land assets, investments in the Build to Rent sector and all residential development. James’ mandate is to increase housing supply of all tenures across the UK. 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. Prior to that James worked at Bellway Homes as a Land Director, managing the acquisition of all land opportunities and helping the development of the North London division. 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, starting in August 2001, after a year spent with Laing Homes. James graduated from the University of Durham in 2000 where he achieved a BSc (Hons) in Geography.