Akram and Needham fill new roles at regen specialist

Haroon Akram (L) and Dan Needham.

UK regeneration specialist Harworth Group has appointed Haroon Akram as director of strategy, investment and business development, and Dan Needham as development director. Both are newly-created roles and Harworth said they are central to its strategy to double the size of its business over the next five to seven years.

Akram, a chartered accountant with over a decade’s real estate advisory experience, will report to chief executive, Lynda Shillaw. He previously worked within Deloitte’s Real Estate Consulting team.

Needham, a chartered surveyor with 30 years’ experience, was most recently development director at Muse Developments, the urban regeneration arm of Morgan Sindall Group. He will report to chief investment officer, Jonathan Haigh.