Revo has named Vivienne King as its new chief executive, replacing departing boss Ed Cooke who will be stepping down after 11 years in March.

King has worked in property for more than 30 years and will join from the Soho Housing Association, where she has been chief executive for three years.

Prior to Soho Housing, King spent more than 20 years working at the Crown Estate. She is also the founder and chair of Real Estate Balance, a membership group campaigning for gender diversity at senior levels in real estate.

She has also been on the board of the Women’s Pioneer Housing Trust, Westminster Property Association’s housing committee and the Soho Neighbourhood Forum Steering Group.

Revo president Mark Robinson said: “The calibre of the candidates who we interviewed for the position of CEO is a testament to the leading role Revo is now playing in the industry. We’re very pleased to be appointing an industry leader with a fabulous track record in commercial delivery, but more importantly, someone who shares our collective vision and values.

“Additionally, Vivienne’s background in helping shape government policy will maintain and enhance Revo’s voice at this crucial time.”

King added: “Revo is a highly respected organisation working across a range of sectors which play a vital part in the UK economy and the day to day lives of people who live, work or visit here. We are navigating challenging times, but I am very much looking forward to bringing my own experience to the skills of the team, the board and membership of Revo, to map out and deliver an exciting strategic agenda supporting a bright future for our urban centres.”