Sector body, Homes For Scotland (HFS) has announced Jane Wood as its new Chief Executive with effect from Wednesday 1 June. Representing more than 200 member organisations, HFS’s key objective is to deliver more homes for Scotland by making an unequivocal case for an increase in housing supply.
Jane joins HFS from BT where she was Group UK Nations and Regions Director and a member of the BT Scotland Board, responsible for managing relationships with public bodies, politicians and other key stakeholders on strategic business areas including climate change, skills, SMEs, infrastructure and public policy affairs. In the 12 years prior to this, Jane was CEO in Scotland and then UK Executive Director for the membership organisation Business in the Community, which helps members improve their responsible business practices.
Having also been Head of Corporate Affairs for Scotland and Northern Ireland for the Walgreens Boots Alliance, Jane has championed inclusive growth and worked to create policies and business relationships which deliver both economic and sustainable outcomes throughout her career. She has extensive experience working across complex regulatory issues and within central, devolved and local governments.
Commenting on the appointment Adam Brown, Director at FWB Park Brown said “We are delighted to have advised on the appointment of Jane, having worked closely with Chair Ken Gillespie and the Board during the process. Jane has an excellent track record of leading organisations with multiple stakeholders and has an unrivalled network in Scotland and beyond. We look forward to seeing Jane, together with the team, building on the solid platform that she inherits and continuing to make the case for one of Scotland’s most important sectors.”
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