Homes for Scotland chief to leave trade body

Housebuilding trade body Homes for Scotland has launched the search for a new chief executive after Philip Hogg decided to leave in favour of a “senior role” in the industry.

Philip Hogg is heading for the exit at Homes for Scotland
Philip Hogg is heading for the exit at Homes for Scotland

The organisation’s 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.”

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Hogg, whose career in the construction and housebuilding industry spans more than 30 years, joined Homes for Scotland in April 2012.

Mather, the former Scottish Government minister who became the organisation’s chairman at the end of last year, said: “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.”