He will leave the post to become the new chief executive of Nacro, the social justice charity.
The old-1950s housing stock currently in Sheerwater will be replaced by a variety of energy-efficient new build homes which will be made available for rent and sale.
The scheme will look to put vacant properties into 'meanwhile use', with community groups offering temporary services from well-being classes to business support sessions and mentoring for social enterprises.
Official figures reveal that over 1,600 highly-paid workers received payments of more than £100,000 in 2016-17 when they left public sector roles
'We need an ambitious regional policy and an adequately funded UK Shared Prosperity Fund to ensure that all regions across the UK prosper.'