Jenna Strover named youngest ever chair of Leeds Civic Trust

Jenna Strover, Head of Commercial Delivery at Potter Space, has been named Chair of Leeds Civic Trust – the youngest individual to receive this honor. Leeds Civic Trust is a vital organisation in the city, which plays an important role in shaping and influencing the planning and development of Leeds.  

As a volunteer at the Trust since beginning her career as a graduate building surveyor, this experience has expanded and enhanced her professional network as she has met with developers and project teams. As a member of the planning committee Jenna has been involved in reviewing and commenting on some of the city’s key planning applications including Leeds Arena, Trinity Shopping Centre and the Kirkgate masterplan.  

It has also supported her passion for Leeds’ historical buildings. In 2011, she and a small group of volunteers set up the Trust’s Heritage Watch Group. In 2017 the group won the Peter Spawforth Award in recognition of their work surveying over 200 listed buildings with Leeds City Council and Historic England. 

In addition to her volunteer roles with the Trust, Jenna has been a trustee since 2009. She was selected for the position of Chair by the incumbent, Jane Taylor, and is the third consecutive woman who will hold the position. Jenna looks forward to continuing the trustees’ work to diversify the charity’s membership. 

This announcement comes as Jenna celebrates five years at Potter Space. With over fifteen years’ experience of project management and surveying, as Head of Commercial Delivery she is responsible for the delivery of new buildings and infrastructure. She plays a key role in the business’ success to date, having already delivered several important projects. 

Jenna Strover, head of commercial delivery at Potter Space, said: “I hope that my appointment shows that we're working hard to expand and diversify the charity's membership and drive engagement with younger people and those from underrepresented backgrounds to ensure that it’s representative of Leeds as a whole.  

I’m so thankful to the Potter Space team for giving me their full support as I embark on this new challenge. Working with Potter Space over the past five years has allowed me to broaden my expertise within my specialism while simultaneously exploring opportunities to follow my passion for historic buildings.” 

Jason Rockett, managing director of Potter Space, said: “Jenna is a valued member of our team and plays a key role in the business’ continued growth. Her appointment as chair of the Leeds Civic Trust is well deserved. It’s just reward for her hard work and commitment over many years. 

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