This week’s Movers & Shakers

September 20, 2018 / Keith Osborne
This week’s Movers & Shakers

We take our weekly look at some of the appointments and promotions across the housebuilding industry and its supply chain.

Catherine Watson, Genesis Homes

Catherine Watson of Genesis HomesGenesis Homes has announced a new head of brand, Catherine Watson, who has joined the Penrith-based housebuilder from Story Homes, where her achievements saw her  shortlisted for the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM awards) and receive high commendation. A Fellow of CIM, Watson is also qualified interior designer and author, and she will be directing marketing and brand for the housebuilder.


Five appointments, Key

Ashleigh Wilks, Amy Todd, Johanna Aalto, Adam Willbourn and Charlotte Woodman of KeyAfter winning several new business contracts there have been five new appointments to the team at specialist property marketing agency Key. Ashleigh Wilks and Amy Todd arrive as client relationship managers, Johanna Aalto (formerly of Show House) and Adam Willbourn join the advertising team, and Charlotte Woodman has started a year’s internship as marketing coordinator.


Jason Hearn, David Wilson Homes

Jason Hearn of David Wilson HomesLeaving the division to take up the role of sales director for South Midlands, Jason Hearn has now moved back to David Wilson East Midlands to take up that position at the Fortune Close head office in Northampton. He started his career there with the housebuilder as senior sales manager in 2015 and is now in charge of the delivery of company’s sales programme, supporting his team and customer service.


Multiple appointments, CIH Scotland

CIH Scotland logoCIH Scotland has announced three new board members, who will join after the organisation’s AGM later this year: Sandra McLeod of River Clyde Homes, Phillip Morrison-Gale from Hjaltland Housing Association and housing consultant Graeme Hamilton. In addition, Evie Copland has been formally appointed to the board after being co-opted, while Margaret Moore, John Kerr and Esther Wilson have been reappointed after completing one term.


Helen Francis, United Living

Helen Francis of United LivingPreviously leading teams at Kier Group and Keepmoat, Helen Francis has now joined building and maintenance contractor United Living as business development director for the north. Managing director Jo Jamieson said: “She brings with her a wealth of experience and will have an important role to play in growing our overall offer in new build and refurbishment for both housing association and local authority clients.”


Multiple appointments, David Wilson Homes

Stephen Dey and Guv Singh of David Wilson HomesStephen Dey, Guv Singh and Michael Rose have all begun new positions with the housebuilder’s South Midlands division. Dey is 46 and joins as a senior land manager; Singh, 38, has taken on the role of land manager; and 33-year-old Rose is now part of the commercial team as a buyer. John Dillon, regional managing director, said: “We wish them all the best in their future with us.”

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