HouseMark appoints new board chair
Published by Georgina Pickerill for HouseMark Ltd in Housing and also in Communities
Jon Sawyer HouseMark board chair
HouseMark has appointed Jon Sawyer as chair of its board for a three year term. Jon will be the company’s first independent chair and will work with a board primarily composed of non-executives appointed by the company owners, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the National Housing Federation.
A successful entrepreneur, Jon brings experience as co-owner and managing director of Eye (a property development, asset management and regeneration company), as well as chair and board member of several businesses and organisations, including Frost and Snow (a social enterprise arm of Midland Heart), Nottingham City Homes and Empty Homes.
Mick Kent, current chair of HouseMark, and Chief Executive of Bromford Group said, "Jon stood out from a strong field of candidates due to his inspirational record in nurturing businesses and his acute grasp of the political and commercial challenges facing the social housing sector. I wish him every success in his new role."
Jon Sawyer commented, "HouseMark is a unique and successful business, which provides valued services to the sector. Nonetheless, its future success will require new and innovative business solutions. I am looking forward to working with an able and experienced board and executive team on a new business strategy that responds to sector diversification and an increasingly commercial operating environment. I am very excited by this new challenge."