He will now work with chief operating officer John Waterman to implement strategies that support the company’s future growth.
Morton joins Willmott Dixon from Vistry Group, where he was group change director and performance director over six years dating back to Bovis Homes.
Before that he worked with Bovis Homes, following a 25-year career as an officer in the Corps of Royal Engineers.
Waterman, COO at Willmott Dixon’s construction and interiors businesses, said: “Roger brings significant experience for driving major change programmes that will support our own exciting and ambitious plans.”
It is the second senior level appointment at Willmott Dicon this summer. In July, it announced that Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UK Green Building Council, was joining the main board as a non-executive director.