Trade body seeks successor

Homes leader leaving for private sector post

Philip HoggPhilip Hogg, chief executive of trade body Homes for Scotland,  is leaving to take up a senior position at Bancon Group.

He joined the organisation in April 2012 and has led an active campaign to persuade the Scottish government to maintain its support for first time buyers, and to build more homes.

Chairman Jim Mather said: “Philip will continue in his post during his notice period, working with his executive team to deliver Homes for Scotland’s business objectives and meet members’ day-to-day needs and requirements.

“In addition, he will help us in the recruitment of his successor and, in the process, consolidate the progress that he has made for Homes for Scotland and our members in the difficult years following the financial crisis.

“In particular, over the past three and a half years, Philip has raised the profile of home building to ensure that Homes for Scotland and its members play their full parts in boosting our country’s economic and social well-being, strengthening the mechanisms to engage and channel the ideas and needs of our members.

“When he eventually steps down, the proof of the quality of Philip’s legacy will be seen in our highly professional Executive Team, a track record of positive progress and an organisational reputation of alignment with the wider common good.

“We wish Philip well in his new post and we will always be grateful for a very material contribution to Homes for Scotland and a job well done.”

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