New Chairman for Women in Property South West

Women in Property has announced its incoming South-West Branch Chairman 2020/21. Rachael Sherratt of JLL takes the regional role for the national property and construction industry lobbying and networking organisation from 1st March 2020, for one year.

Rachael has been on the Women in Property committee in Bristol for four years and is looking forward to taking over the reins of the busy regional branch which hosts over 100 events and initiatives per year.

An Associate in the project management team of real estate consultancy JLL, Rachael manages the delivery of a number of high-profile office, build to rent and regeneration schemes in the South-West, including the successful Finzels Reach development for Cubex Land.

In her forthcoming year, Rachael will help grow the work Women in Property has been doing across the country, addressing workplace issues including flexible working patterns, mentoring women at all stages in their career, and promoting the business benefits of greater diversity within the workplace.

Rachael commented: “I am delighted to take on the role of Chairman for 2020. This year, we want to build on our profile, working alongside other organisations to highlight the benefits of diversity to the wider industry. Women in Property provides our members with a voice and the power to influence change and I will be working to ensure we utilise that voice wherever possible.

“We want to champion those role models amongst us, as well as raising the profile of property as a great career option for the next generation, which we see as key to managing the projected skills shortage in the industry. There are a number of initiatives already planned for the year including our regional student awards programme, further mentoring training and boardroom introduction courses. As well as our own events in the pipeline we will also be working in the wider community to help businesses make cultural change. We want to encourage everyone to work together to achieve a better industry for all.”

JLL Lead Director for the South-West, Simon Peacock commented: “It is great that Rachael has taken on this role for the region, and WiP and her vision is very aligned to JLL’s wider values of diversity and inclusion. We wish her every success for the coming year and look forward to supporting these initiatives.”

Rachael Sherratt will hold the role of South-West Branch Chairman until 28th February 2021.