L&G installs new management for CLT housing business

1 June 2017

Legal & General (L&G) has hired Rosie Toogood from Rolls-Royce as CEO of its modular housing business.

Ms Toogood comes in to head up the 550,000ft2 factory in Leeds which will produce 3,500 cross-laminated timber homes per year.

Her appointment follows L&G’s recruitment of David Jones from housebuilder the Berkeley Group to help deliver the firm’s modular housing developments. At Berkeley his role included responsibility for the development and delivery of a volumetric modular housing solution.

Joining in mid-June, Ms Toogood held senior roles across a number of key customer-facing business areas at Rolls Royce, leading new product introduction and setting up global supply chains to deliver complex engineering products.

She is currently business development director for Rolls Royce’s Civil Aerospace business and was previously executive vice president of the Compressors organisation, leading over 2,500 employees across operations located in US, UK, Germany & Singapore.

Prior to joining Rolls Royce, she trained with Ernst & Young as a chartered accountant and holds an MBA in Strategy & Procurement.

“Just as the car industry was automated, so the UK’s traditional house building sector now needs to step up,” said Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General.

 “We need to build houses faster and more efficiently than ever before. Rosie has a mandate to deliver this.”

Rosie Toogood