Women in Property announces new Yorkshire and North East Chair

Women in Property announces new Yorkshire and North East Chair. Faye Durkin, Head of Ecology and Regional Director, takes on the regional leadership role for 2022/23.

Ecus Communications Team
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Ecus Communications Team

March 2, 2022

We’re pleased to announce that our Head of Ecology and Regional Director, Faye Durkin is the new 2022/23 Yorkshire and North East Chair for the Association of Women in Property, recognising her leadership, and passion for her work and inclusivity.

Faye takes on the role leading the regional property and construction industry influencing and networking organisation, from 1st March 2022, for one year.

Women in Property is a national influencing and networking organisation for the built environment sector, established in 1987 to help improve gender parity in the industry.  It aims to increase the numbers of women working in property and construction, and encourage girls and young women to consider a career in the sector. It is volunteer-led and runs both in-person and virtual events, including CPD-style sessions, panel discussions and soft skills, site visits and social networking, as well as participating in the organisation’s Outreach, Mentoring and Student Awards programmes.

"I’ve always been passionate about supporting inclusivity and have used my time as a Women in Property committee member to support Outreach initiatives in the Yorkshire and North East region, such as working with schools in underprivileged areas. This will be a real area of focus for us both regionally and nationally in 2022. Inclusivity has been a core value of Women in Property since its inception back in 1987 and our work continues with this at its heart. Now, the conversation is less about gender specifically and we must continue to break through the barriers, the preconceived ideas that still make it difficult for many people to succeed, whether because of gender, race, age, disability or social mobility."

Faye Durkin

Head of Ecology and Regional Director (Ecus). Chair for the Association of Women in Property (Yorkshire and North East).

"Faye leads a team of ecologists and project managers and, as a member of the senior leadership team, also contributes to the wider development of the company. In this role, Faye has proven to be a very effective leader who is trusted by her colleagues, clients and other key stakeholders. In addition, Faye is a great communicator, particularly with respect to disseminating information about complex topics such as ‘biodiversity net gain’, about which she is passionate. On this topic, Faye has presented to many companies and organisations in the infrastructure, land development and governmental sectors and has also appeared on UK national TV news. I am certain she will make a great success of the role."

Andrew Gunning

Ecus Managing Director