Hazel was appointed to the Link Group Board in November 2015.
She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She spent over 20 years in the financial services sector, employed in a variety of roles including product development, social and market research and in-house management consultancy, before switching to the private rented sector in 2005.
Hazel established Allsop Letting and Management’s Scottish-based operation early in 2008, when she was appointed Business Development Director, with responsibility for business development activities and HR. She was also part of the Allsop Group’s Build to Rent team, delivering consultancy services to inform the effective and efficient design, fit out and operation of residential buildings, through a real understanding of large-scale, purpose-built assets.
She left Allsop in May 2016 to set up her own PRS consultancy (Kilted Connexions) alongside launching the family bridal business (Bells Bridal).
Hazel is also actively involved in a number of other voluntary committees and forums including SPF Residential Investment and Management Committee chair, SPF Policy Board member, RICS (Scotland) PRS Forum member and PRS (Scotland) Working Party member and Tenancy and Regulation Sub-Group chair
Hazel brings to Link a variety of skills and executive management experience, as well as knowledge of the UK private rented sector in particular, and she is passionate about housing provision across all tenures.