An Oxfordshire development company has appointed a new director of finance and governance.

Graven Hill Village Development Company (GHVDC) announced Phillip Kassiram will take on the key role.

The newly appointed director of finance joins the firm with more than three decades' experience in finance, with a portfolio spanning audit, investment banking, and the housing sector.

Mr Kassiram said: "I am very excited to be joining the team at Graven Hill, partnering with equally passionate, talented and customer-focused colleagues to deliver what has already become a visually stunning and unique space, where people and their families can enjoy the unique design of their homes in a growing community.

"I am fully committed to playing my part to ensure this exciting project comes to life."

His appointment coincides with interim GHVDC managing director, Adrian Unitt, being confirmed as its permanent managing director.

Mr Unitt said: "We are delighted to welcome Phillip with his wealth of experience to the Graven Hill board.

"He will play a vital role in helping us to realise our ambitions for the site, and his extensive knowledge of the housing sector will ensure we are best placed to continue delivering a wide range of sustainable housing choices for the Bicester community."

The Oxfordshire company manages Graven Hill, a pioneering development on former Ministry of Defence land, now the UK's largest self-build and custom homes' development.