Jenny Osbourne, chief executive of tenant organisation Tpas, has been appointed chair of Stockport Homes’ board.
Ms Osbourne has served on the housing association’s board for the past four years and takes over as chair from Robin Burman.
Stockport Homes was formed in 2005 to manage housing stock across the town on behalf of Stockport Council. In 2015, the ALMO signed an agreement with the council to manage its homes until 2042 and now oversees around 11,500 properties.
During 2016, the landlord extended its services through a new trading company, Three Sixty, and a development company, Viaduct. Earlier this year, it established Foundations Stockport, a community benefit society that works to alleviate poverty.
Ms Osbourne, who was awarded an MBE for services to the social housing sector in the New Year’s Honours list, becomes Stockport Homes’ fourth chair.
A spokesperson for the housing association said: “Jenny’s vision for her new role as chair is for herself and the board to provide strategic input and leadership for the organisation, whilst being clear about the boundaries between strategic and operational responsibilities.”
They added: “Jenny is encouraging and supportive of staff, managers and leaders – and believes that the group is rightly ambitious in its mission to transform lives.”