One Housing has announced that Richard Hill will be joining the organisation as its new Chief Executive in September 2017. His appointment follows the departure of previous Chief Executive, Mick Sweeney, earlier this year.
Richard was previously Chief Executive of Spectrum Housing Group until its merger with Sovereign in 2016 where he has since been working alongside the Chief Executive to ensure successful integration of the two organisations. Before that he was Deputy Chief Executive at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Director of Investment at the HCA’s predecessor, The Housing Corporation. He also has a strong background in strategy, policy and public affairs.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming Richard as our Chief Executive in September.” said Anthony Mayer, Chairman of One Housing. “Having been Deputy Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency and Chief Executive of Spectrum Housing Association he will bring a wealth of skills and senior experience to One Housing. These are politically and economically turbulent times for housing associations. The future will undoubtedly bring even more uncertainty for the sector but also new opportunities to thrive and to help meet the housing crisis head-on. We are confident that Richard will lead the organisation to even greater success in the months and years to come.”
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Hill said:
“I’m very pleased to be joining One Housing. It’s led the way in developing commercial projects to fund its social purpose and is a thriving and diverse organisation that seeks to push boundaries and help redefine housing associations for the 21st century. These are challenging times for registered providers but demand for affordable homes has never been greater. One Housing is already part of the solution and I’m looking forward to helping drive it forward to achieve even more.”
Former Group Director of Housing Services, John Gregory, will continue as Interim Chief Executive until September.