New Director of Housing and Investment Property: Will Hagger
General Secretary Richard Gough welcomes our new Director of Housing and Investment Property.
I am delighted to announce that Will Hagger joined the LDF in March as the new Director of Housing and Investment Property.
Following the announcement of the retirement of Michael Bye, who leaves in June after over 20 years with the LDF, we decided to split the Property group into two parts. Will will be overseeing clergy housing and the investment properties, while Kevin Rogers continues to lead the work supporting parishes with their churches and other parish owned buildings. Will now has the opportunity for a good handover with Michael Bye.
A key focus for Will will be the maintenance and development of clergy housing to support our clergy in their parish ministry. To address this Will is working with Michael on the recruitment of a new Head of Housing (as a replacement for Kenny Cathro), as well as bringing some new ideas as to how we can position our clergy housing portfolio to meet the needs of 21st century ministry in the Diocese.
Some of you may have met Will before, as he managed the LDF’s investment property portfolio for just over 5 years until January 2019. Will is a Chartered Surveyor with broad property experience having worked for a large professional property services firm, CBRE, for 10 years prior to joining the LDF, while in the last year he has been working for property fund management business, Newcore Capital.
I am sure you will join me in congratulating Will, and in welcoming him back to the LDF.