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Housing Moves: our round-up of senior sector appointments in July 2019

Inside Housing’s new monthly round-up of top-level housing appointments runs through the main senior changes in the sector for July 2019.

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David Orr is the new chair of Clarion Housing Association (picture: Simon Brandon)
David Orr is the new chair of Clarion Housing Association (picture: Simon Brandon)

Housing Moves: our round-up of senior sector appointments in July 2019 #ukhousing

A list of the housing sector’s senior appointments for July 2019 #ukhousing

Our Housing Moves round-up continues with dozens of new senior appointments in #ukhousing in July 2019

Housing Moves compiles all the senior housing appointments in one place every month.

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Housing association and ALMO moves in July

Housing association and ALMO moves in July
Housing association and Almo moves - July 2019
  • London’s largest housing association L&Q has brought in Hackney’s director of regeneration John Lumley to take on the role of strategic director of assets and regeneration. Mr Lumley started on 1 July. L&Q has also appointed Vicky Savage to lead its London business after her promotion from the role of managing director of L&Q’s southern business. She will be responsible for the company’s development division in the capital, including its flagship developments at Barking Riverside and Beam Park.
  • Vivid has made two new appointments to its board, bringing in Jo Causon, chief executive of the Institute for Customer Service, and Shena Winning, chair of the Stansted Airport Consultative Committee, as non-executive directors.
  • Midlands-based association Accord, has bolstered its ranks with the appointment of Claire Nuttall as director of strategy and partnerships. Ms Nuttall joined on 15 July from the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, where she was head of finance.
  • North West social housing provider Onward Homes has announced that it will bring in Mike Gerrard as its new director of finance. Mr Gerrard will join the 35,000-home association in September from Barnet Group, a housing and care group in north London.
  • Nigel Jones is the new assistant director of human resources and organisational development at Together Housing Group. His promotion from the role of HR head of operations comes after his predecessor Stuart Henderson retired from the business.
  • Magna Housing appointed Christine Turner as its new board chair on 25 July. It is her latest non-executive role, with Ms Turner also the chair for Rosebery Housing Association, and a board member at Sovereign.
  • Donna Kelly has switched housing associations after becoming group director of support and neighbourhood at Jigsaw Group. She joined the company on the 30 July from Onward Homes, where she was regional director.
  • Sovereign has a new communities director, with Matt Buckham starting in the role on 22 July. He joined the association from Bromford where he was head of locality in Birmingham and Warwickshire.

Other moves

Other moves
  • The G15 has changed its chair with Helen Evans, chief executive of Network Homes, starting her two-year stint in the role. Ms Evans replaces Paul Hackett, the chair of the G15, while Geeta Nanda, chief executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley, has been named vice-chair.
  • Homes England has lost its deputy chief executive Tom Walker (pictured) after he left to take up a role in government. Mr Walker joined the country’s housing delivery agency two years ago on secondment from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and has moved back to the department to become its acting director-general for decentralisation and growth.

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