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BPF appoints new chief exec

Thu 30th October 2014, 9:57 am

The British Property Federation has appointed Melanie Leech as its new chief executive.

Melanie Leech

Leech is currenlty director general for the Foods and Drinks Federation, the trade body for the food manufacturing industry, and will take up her new role in early 2015. 

She previously held senior government positions, including direcor of communications at the Cabinet Office and head of broadcasting policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 

She will replace Liz Pearce, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

Leech said: “I am delighted to be joining the British Property Federation as chief executive at what is a crucial and hugely exciting time for the property industry. Having spent nine incredibly rewarding years engaging with government and others to promote the contribution of the food and drink manufacturing industry, I am looking forward to a new challenge working with another key sector for the UK economy."

 

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