Richard Jennings joins Homes for Scotland board

Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association managing director Richard Jennings has been appointed a director of Homes for Scotland (HFS), joining the board of the trade body with immediate effect.

Richard Jennings joins Homes for Scotland board

Richard Jennings

HFS works to ensure Scots have access to the homes they need by engaging constructively with decision-makers to help shape policy accordingly.

As managing director of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, part of Places for People, Mr Jennings brings strong public and private sector experience to the role. Previously he was the head of housing and planning at East Lothian Council and has worked for two of the Big Four accounting firms, building a reputation for public sector innovation.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Jennings said: “I am excited to join such a strong board of leading industry professionals, and look forward to contributing to the work of HFS. I bring the benefit of broad experience gained in both the public and private sectors, and recognise the requirement for a whole system approach to build homes and create places that work for everyone. 

“Strong partnership working is key to achieving the all-tenure developments that are at the heart of the strong communities we are focused on at Castle Rock Edinvar. As an HFS board member, I look forward to taking a sleeves up approach to tackle issues arising from the planning system to sustainability, skills and infrastructure which can affect people’s access to quality housing.”

HFS chief executive, Nicola Barclay, said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to our Board at what is a pivotal time for HFS and the sector in general. Richard’s knowledge, insight and support, alongside that of his peers, will be hugely beneficial as we seek to unify all those with an interest in increasing housing supply around our primary purpose: to deliver more homes for Scotland.”

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