The position, which will run for three years, will see Joanne work alongside representatives from housing associations, regeneration specialists and NHBC to lead policy and practice of the cross-sector membership network, which represents the entire housing supply chain.
The appointment comes as Joanne approaches her twentieth year with Wates, where she has progressed through commercial and senior management roles to her current position as Managing Director.
Wates Living Space Homes specialises in community regeneration and the delivery of high quality new build homes across a mix of tenures.
Current projects include a portfolio of partnership housing developments, Extra Care residential schemes and affordable and private new build homes across England, Wales and Scotland.
Andy von Bradsky, Chairman of The Housing Forum, commented on Joanne’s appointment:
“I am delighted that Joanne Jamieson has joined to The Housing Forum’s Board of Directors, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise. It is essential that The Housing Forum has a strong Board, gathering together housing leaders to work in partnership to the betterment of the industry, and Joanne is a welcome addition.”
Now with 150 member organisations from the public and private sectors, The Housing Forum was established to inform and influence the housing industry and contribute to the creation of more and better homes across the UK.
Joanne Jamieson, Managing Director of Wates Living Space Homes, commented:
“Industry collaboration is crucial to increasing and improving the nation’s housing stock and The Housing Forum has long been a network through which best practice is cultivated and innovation is harnessed. The Wates Group has been building homes as a family business for almost 120 years, making it a developer with a wealth of expertise in creating homes that transform communities.
I look forward to working in partnership with my peers to further strengthen the industry, to developing supply chain collaboration, promoting further investment in skills training and influencing innovation and best practice in the housing sector.”