Homes for Scotland chief executive Philip Hogg is to leave the organisation to join Bancon Group as managing director of its homes business.
Mr Hogg has a career spanning over 30 years in the construction and house building industry. His appointment is the latest in a series of high profile senior management appointments made by Bancon as it pushes forward with its five year growth plan.
During his career. Mr Hogg has held numerous roles within the housebuilding sector, most recently with pHc, SynGro, Sorouh and Miller Homes. Prior to joining Homes for Scotland he was founder and director of Visitor Feedback, a unique customer feedback system for homebuilders.
Bancon Group’s current projects include high profile homes sites Milltimber West, Aspire and Maidencraig in Aberdeen as well as developments in Aboyne, Banchory, Drumoak and Tarves.
John Irvine, chief executive of Bancon Group, said, “The housebuilding market in the north-east remains strong, despite the drop in oil price, and we are confident of achieving our growth plans. Strengthening the senior management team is part of our aim to transform and grow the Bancon brand. With a wealth of experience and strong focus on delivering for customers, Philip is an excellent appointment for our homes business where we have a reputation for delivering quality and prestige.”
Mr Hogg added, “As one of the north-east’s most recognised homebuilding brands, Bancon has enjoyed exceptional growth over the past 25 years which has been driven through its people. I look forward to helping build on this solid foundation and growing Bancon to the next stage in its evolution.”
Homes for Scotland 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. In particular, over the past three and a half years, Philip has raised the profile of home building to ensure that Homes for Scotland and its members play their full parts in boosting our country’s economic and social well-being, strengthening the mechanisms to engage and channel the ideas and needs of our members.
“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.”