VELUX recruits Lewis Rogers to head up new UK and Ireland public affairs team
Glenrothes-headquartered VELUX® has announced the appointment of Lewis Rogers as its first UK and Ireland public affairs advisor.
The roof window manufacturer has recruited Rogers, who is reported to be an experienced professional with expertise in government affairs and corporate communications, to strengthen its engagement with a range of national institutions and the firm’s broader stakeholder community.
Joining the company as public affairs manager from betting firm William Hill, he has spent the past six years working in public affairs and corporate social responsibility. He will now assume responsibility for monitoring all national and devolved legislation of importance to the VELUX Group, including the UK’s exit from the European Union, and will report to Senior Marketing Manager Andrew Lumsden.
Lumsden said: “At VELUX we are looking to be more involved in a national dialogue around new building standards. With a legislative drive towards creating healthier and more energy efficient homes, Lewis will help to ensure that VELUX is part of these discussions, promoting the benefits of natural daylight and ventilation in the development of healthier homes.
“Brexit raises a number of issues for all businesses, and VELUX is no different. Lewis will help to raise our level of understanding across multiple Brexit-related issues including investor confidence, any barriers to trade, regulation and skills.
“Lewis will be a great asset to the company and we’re all very much looking forward to working with him.”
Rogers said: “I am really looking forward to getting started in this role. National and devolved legislation is of increasing importance to the VELUX Group, especially when it comes to health and environmental issues related to the building industry.
“As a brand with such a strong reputation, VELUX has a great opportunity to strengthen its position at the UK and devolved policy level and build better relationships with various national institutions and the broader stakeholder community.”