01 June 2017

Legal & General hires Rolls Royce's Rosie Toogood as CEO of its Modular Housing Business

Legal & General announces that it has hired Rosie Toogood as CEO of its modular housing business.

Legal & General is seeking to address the UK's housing crisis by modernising the construction industry, producing precision-engineered manufactured units through its new 550,000 sq ft factory in the North of England. The Leeds site can produce up to 3,500 homes per year. The business is due to employ several hundred local people, creating a new exciting and innovative industry for the region.

Joining in mid-June, Rosie arrives from Rolls-Royce where she held senior roles across a number of key customer-facing business areas, 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, Rosie trained with Ernst & Young as a chartered accountant and holds an MBA in Strategy & Procurement. She also served for eight years as a non-executive board member of Derwent Housing Association.