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HFS announces two new hires 

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 14 Mar 2024

 HFS  [square]Sector body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has made two appointments to its executive team. 

Kevin Murphy joins as head of planning from Persimmon Homes where he was planning manager. He will be taking forward the recent independent research commissioned by HFS.

Murphy said: “The planning system is fundamental to Scotland’s social wellbeing and economic success, ensuring the country has the range and choice of homes that all those who live here require. Unfortunately, and as HFS originally warned, NPF4 is working against that with the number of major residential applications down, whilst housing starts and completions are also falling. It is essential for the people of Scotland that a way forward is found. I am looking forward to working with members and collaborating with our key stakeholders to achieve this as quickly as possible.”

David Raine is appointed policy manager, bringing with him policymaking insight gained from more than 11 years of experience advising senior Labour politicians, including Scottish leader Anas Sarwar.  

Raine said: “Having worked closely with HFS over the last couple of years, the importance of home building over so many different measures, the organisation’s all-tenure approach and the passion of the team really struck a chord with me.  I am relishing the opportunity to utilise my knowledge and skills to help deliver more homes that meet the needs and aspirations of our population.”   

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