CA property dispute specialist from leading law firm Cripps, incorporating Pemberton Greenish, has been announced as chairman of the Women in Property’s South East Branch.
Freddie Jackson, who has been a member of Women in Property for eight years, will lead the national organisation’s South East Branch from 1 March 2019, for one year.
With over 1,100 members, Women in Property seeks to enhance the profile of women in the construction and property sector, both by providing a dynamic forum for women in these professions and by inspiring young women considering a career in the industry. This is particularly important given the skills shortage across the industry.
Speaking of her appointment, Freddie commented: “Over the coming year, as an organisation, we will be focusing our attention on the skills shortage that is already evident. This means getting into schools to talk about how great it is working in this industry, the variety and the opportunities out there.
“We believe that inspiring children at a young age is particularly important. We will also continue to organise the numerous and varied events that Women in Property is well known for and which provide great networking opportunities for our members.”
Gavin Tyler, managing partner, added: “I am delighted that Freddie has taken up this position. Women in Property plays an important part in bringing gender equality to the property and construction industry, creating new opportunities and inspiring change. Our firm is committed to promoting diversity and I am looking forward to supporting Freddie in this role.” Cripps has offices in Tunbridge Wells, London and Kings Hill.