Thursday, 24 April 2014

Senior CIH executive resigns

The deputy chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing has resigned from his post.

Richard Capie, who began employment with the CIH in 2007 as director of policy and practice and was appointed deputy chief executive in January this year, is moving with his family back to New Zealand for personal reasons.

Grainia Long, CIH’s current director of strategy and Northern Ireland, will become deputy chief executive on July 18 on an interim basis while Mr Capie will remain director of policy and practice until he leaves at the end of September.

Mr Capie said: ‘It is with real sadness that I’m going to be leaving CIH, it’s an organisation that I feel passionate about, and one that I firmly believe has provided some important leadership in the housing sector during a time of rapid and significant change.  

‘In Sarah the sector has an inspirational champion and the changes that she has made in the past four years will ensure that CIH continues to push both individuals and businesses to be better into the future. 

‘It’s been a pleasure to work alongside her and the rest of the CIH team and I know I leave the organisation well positioned to continue in its incredibly important work.’

Sarah Webb, CIH chief executive, said: ‘Of course we’ll miss Richard terribly. He has led our influencing work extremely successfully over the last few years and is a key reason why CIH is recognised as being so credible and such an effective thought leadership organisation.

‘His reasons for returning to New Zealand are wholly personally and the whole of CIH wishes him all the best.’

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