Unite Students appoints new Group People Director

In an expansion of its senior team, Unite Students has made a new appointment to the role of Group People Director.

Jess Gallop joins Unite Students as its new Group People Director | Unite Students | PBSA News
Jess Gallop joins Unite Students as its new Group People Director.

Student accommodation provider Unite Students has appointed Jessica Gallop as Group People Director. Joining the company this month, Jessica carries a wealth of experience working in the PBSA sector. She has spent 22 years in the industry, including starting her career at Unite Students with roles spanning customer services, operations and HR. Her most recent role was held at Student Roost.

“I’m incredibly proud to be returning to the organisation that kickstarted my career. I’m particularly excited to be joining such a focussed executive team and to work alongside committed individuals across the business. I look forward to supporting the team as we embark upon the next chapter and cement Unite Students’ position as a great place to work, with an unrivalled culture and an employer of choice for our team members.”

Jessica Gallop, Group People Director, Unite Students

Jessica will become a key member of the Unite Group executive team, working alongside Joe Lister (who becomes Chief Executive on 1 January 2024), Chief Financial Officer Michael Burt, and Chief Customer Officer Karan Khana.

Her appointment reflects the company’s commitment to being a leading student accommodation provider and employer.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jessica back to Unite Students where she began her career. It’s an exciting time for the business, which continues to go from strength to strength. We remain focused on ensuring both our customers and colleagues have the best possible experience with us – and Jessica’s appointment is an integral part of this. Jessica brings with her a huge amount of sector knowledge and I look forward to working closely together to ensure Unite is a great place to work.”

Joe Lister, Chief Financial Officer, Unite Students