American Homes 4 Rent has appointed Christopher Lau as chief financial officer, effective July 1, the Agoura Hills-based company announced Wednesday.

Lau will replace Diana Laing, who has resigned to pursue other interests. Lau has served on American Homes 4 Rent’s management team since 2013, most recently as executive vice president of finance.

“Chris has a strong track record of contributions and success during his five-year tenure with the company, as well as extensive finance and accounting experience,” said Chief Executive David Singelyn in a statement. “As such, we expect this will be a seamless transition as we continue to grow our business and deliver long-term value to our shareholders.”

American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) shares rose 10 cents, or a fraction of a percent, on Wednesday to close at $19.69 on the New York Stock Exchange.