The Builders Merchants Federation has strengthened its in-house team with two appointments. Kerry Wilson takes up her post as learning and development manager and Daniel Hodder joins as policy and public affairs advisor on November 29.
Kerry’s appointment coincides with the BMF’s appointment of LEAP as the new full-service providers of the BMF Apprenticeship Plus service. As learning and development manager, Kerry will manage the service by promoting and supporting apprenticeship growth for the long-term benefit of the merchant sector. Kerry joins the BMF from Travis Perkins, where she was a lead apprenticeship coach, creating and facilitating learner management and delivery as well as mentoring and coaching Apprentices.
Daniel Hodder will work closely CEO John Newcomb and policy and public affairs officer Brett Amphlett. As policy and public affairs advisor, Daniel will help strengthen the BMF’s relationships and influence with the government. Daniel, who has an Honours Degree in Politics and International Relations and a Master’s Degree in International Security Studies, previously worked as a Policy Advisor at the Almshouse Association.
John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF, said: “These appointments will strengthen our resources in support of two key themes identified as part of our latest strategic review – developing the role we play in attracting and retaining talent in the industry and helping to build awareness and influence with government.”