New chief exec at Homes for Scotland

A NEW chief executive has been appointed at the representative body for around 200 of Scotland’s house-builders.

Jane Wood succeeds Nicola Barclay, as head of Homes for Scotland, who has been in post for six years.

Wood joins Homes for Scotland from BT, where she was Group UK (nations and regions) director and a member of the BT Scotland board, responsible – says Homes for Scotland – “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”.

Before, for 12 years, she 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. 

She is also a former head of Corporate Affairs for Scotland and Northern Ireland for the pharmacy group, Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Says a Homes for Scotland announcement, here: “She joins HFS at a critical time for the home-building sector, which contributes over £3bn annually to the Scottish economy.  As well as ongoing planning reform and changes to building standards as part of the transition to ‘net zero’, builders are also having to contend with significant material constraints and labour shortages – with the considerable cost pressures that result.”

Picture credit: Homes for Scotland