McNeill is currently a PR account manager at Redwood Consulting, where he has worked since 2014. Prior to that, he wrote for HR Magazine, part of the Excel Media Group.
In his new role, McNeill will shape and deliver the BPF’s media engagement strategy to champion the UK real estate industry, and will lead on member communications. He will align organisational strategy, marketing and media to profile the industry’s benefits to government and wider stakeholders.
Ghislaine Halpenny, communications director at BPF, said: “We are delighted to welcome Drew to the BPF team. The experience and skills he brings will add real weight to our work speaking for the property industry and delivering impact for members at the highest political levels.”
McNeill added: “It’s incredibly exciting to be joining the BPF to build upon the success already achieved, yet ensure we can further grow the industry’s profile and influence. UK real estate has remained in the media spotlight throughout the early post-referendum landscape as uncertainty dominates headlines, and so it is more critical than ever that the industry’s voice is clearly heard and understood.”
McNeill will begin his new role in January 2017, taking over from Lizzie Lambert, who has moved to a senior communications role at the Government Property Unit.