Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Melanie Leech to replace Liz Peace at BPF

The British Property Federation has appointed Melanie Leech, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, as its new chief executive.

She will replace outgoing CEO Liz Peace, who is retiring next week after 12 years with organisation.

Ms Leech will join the BPF in early 2015, while Ms Peace will continue to work at the BPF on a part time basis until the end of the year.

Prior to leading the FDF, Ms Leech held senior positions in government, including director of communications at the Cabinet Office and head of broadcasting policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

She also served for three years as CEO of the Association of Police Authorities.

Bill Hughes, managing director of Legal & General Property and president of the BPF said Ms Leech has a proven track record of work both with and within government, as well as experience in policy-making and lobbying achievements.

“With a general election approaching, now, more than ever, we need to promote the benefits of real estate and be ready to tackle any challenges that a future government might present,” he added.

Ms Leech said: “As well as being a vital part of the economy in its own right, the property industry provides a platform for virtually all business activity in the UK and will have a huge role to play in meeting the aspirations of the next government to boost growth, deliver homes and unlock investment in our towns and cities.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.