Colleagues pay tribute to HR specialist
A well-known consultant who specialised in human resources and served on the boards of many housing organisations has died.
Sue Goodrich died at the age of 59 on Friday and was described by colleagues as a ‘warm, vibrant, funny, challenging’ person.
Her career in housing spanned over 38 years and for the last eight she worked for consultancy Campbell Tickell as a senior associate consultant and other consultancies, specialising in human resources.
Director Greg Campbell said: ‘Those who knew Sue will remember her as a special person - warm, vibrant, funny, challenging - and a genuine friend and colleague.
‘We always enjoyed spending time and working with her. She was a fundamentally decent person, committed and professional. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.’
She started her career as a housing officer for Southwark Council in 1974 after graduating from university. She then attended City University as a research assistant in housing, education and training and went on to be the personnel and training manager at Notting Hill Housing Trust.
She spent 11 years with the National Housing Federation in the west midlands. Then, after two years as a senior HR consultant with Gloucestershire Council, she became a consultant in 1992.
Ms Goodrich also served as a board member for seven housing associations and charities, becoming chair of two. She had recently become chair of Marches Housing Association.
Ms Goodrich was a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. She leaves a husband, Chris, and four sons, Ian, Steve, Neil and Nick.