Housebuilder confirms two senior promotions in Scotland

Jennifer Wylie

CALA Homes has announced the promotion of two senior leaders.

Jennifer Wylie, previously general counsel and a member of the group’s management and group boards, will head up Cala in Scotland as regional chair, whilst Gordon Craig, formerly finance director for Cala Homes (West), leads the West of Scotland region as MD.

Jennifer will oversee all three of Cala’s regional operating businesses in Scotland – East, West and North – as the housebuilder progresses 36 live developments and a ‘strong’ bank of future sites across Scotland that will provide 1,250 new homes per annum by 2025.

She said, “Cala’s heritage lies in Scotland, and we are incredibly proud of our achievements here, so it is a true privilege to be taking up the position of regional chair to support the three Scottish businesses in their future success. Our business in Scotland is strong, with a £500m turnover that has more than doubled from £239m in 2017 and home sales that have grown from 612 in 2017 to 1,100 in 2022. We remain committed to contributing to a housebuilding sector that benefits the Scottish economy and the local communities in which we build.”

Gordon Craig will lead the West of Scotland business following the retirement of Jim McIntyre, with 12 live developments and future sites that will provide 425 new homes per year by 2025.

He aims to put a greater emphasis on Glasgow, where Cala is delivering the Jordanhill Park development of more than 400 homes, including the refurbishment of the iconic David Stow building.

Gordon Craig

Gordon said, “It’s a real honour to be taking on the managing director role in the West of Scotland business. I am ready to embrace the challenges presented by the current climate, promoting our high-quality product while continuing to invest in our people and sustainability, and embracing new and better ways of working.

“Following the recent relocation of our West HQ to the city’s McLellan Works building on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow and the surrounding area will be a real focus now and into the future as we seek to source more land in and around the city, building our existing portfolio and supporting our wider plans.”