Property industry charity LandAid has officially launched the search for a new chair of the board of trustees.


Liz Peace, the current chair, will step down in January after three years leading the organisation.

LandAid is now looking for a senior property leader to provide “strategic direction and leadership”. The post is voluntary and is expected to last at least three years.

Supported by more than 110 corporate partners from across the property industry including British Land, SEGRO, Landsec, Mace and Knight Frank, LandAid celebrated its 30 anniversary last year.

In 2019, the charity will enter the final year of its three-year strategy to end youth homelessness, a project that is delivering 450 new homes for young people across the UK and raised nearly £9m from the property industry.

“Appointing the right new chair of our board is pivotal to us achieving our mission to end youth homelessness,” said Paul Morrish, chief executive of LandAid. “We are trying to achieve something extraordinary – a “partnership with purpose” extending across an entire industry, from board rooms to graduate entrants, to achieve a single, concrete ambition. We believe this is unique: we believe we’re creating the first corporate movement for social change – ever. The new chair will be key to helping make this a reality – if this sounds like you, please do get in touch!”

Tim Roberts, LandAid trustee and chair of the Nominations Committee added: “Under Liz Peace and Paul Moorish’s guidance, supported by a committed executive and group of trustees LandAid has made significant progress. We are now fully focused on the worthiest of causes, and with the property industry’s help we really can end youth homelessness. We want to run an open, thorough process to find the best candidate for Chair to help lead us to achieving our charitable ambitions.”