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LandAid, the property industry charity, launches search for new Chair of the Board of Trustees

Emily Hamilton | 27.11.18

LandAid today launches their search for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees. LandAid’s current Chair, Liz Peace CBE, will step down in January after three years leading the property industry’s charity. LandAid is now looking for a senior property leader to provide strategic direction and leadership.

Supported by over 110 corporate partners from across the property industry including British Land, SEGRO, Landsec, Mace and Knight Frank, LandAid has grown and developed significantly in the three years that Liz Peace CBE has been Chair. Key highlights have included launching a new strategy with a focus on ending youth homelessness and its income from £1.6m to over £3m in 2017. Last year saw LandAid celebrate its 30th year with a Gala Dinner attended by HRH Duke of Cambridge

The new Chair will have the opportunity to join LandAid at a pivotal time as it enters the final year of its three-year strategy to end youth homelessness - at the end of which it will have provided over 450 new homes for young people across the UK and raised nearly £9m from the industry.

The new Chair will be a strong leader, with a passion for LandAid’s mission – to end youth homelessness. They will steer LandAid’s growth and development – raising LandAid’s income, impact and profile within the industry. In partnership with the LandAid Board, Committees, Regional Fundraising Boards and LandAid’s Chief Executive, Paul Morrish, they will help champion fundraising and wider impact from the property industry. The successful candidate will serve at least one three-year term, which may be extended for an additional term. The post is voluntary and they will be required to attend quarterly board meetings, along with regular meetings with LandAid’s Chief Executive.

Paul Morrish, Chief Executive, LandAid says: “Appointing the right new Chair of our Board is pivotal to us achieving our mission to end youth homelessness. We are trying to achieve something extraordinary – a “partnership with purpose” extending across an entire industry, from Board Rooms to graduate entrants, to achieve a single, concrete ambition. We believe this is unique: we believe we’re creating the first corporate movement for social change – ever. The new Chair will be key to helping make this a reality – if this sounds like you, please do get in touch!”

Tim Roberts, LandAid Trustee and Chair of the Nominations Committee says: “Under Liz Peace and Paul Moorish’s guidance, supported by a committed executive and group of trustees LandAid has made significant progress. We are now fully focused on the worthiest of causes, and with the property industry’s help we really can end youth homelessness. We want to run an open, thorough process to find the best candidate for Chair to help lead us to achieving our charitable ambitions.”

You can download the full recruitment pack here.