Senior management team restructure at Wales & West Housing
Published by Sarah Manners for Wales & West Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities, Environment, Health, Local Government
WWH's Directorate Tony Wilson, Shayne Hembrow, Anne Hinchey and Steve Porter
Wales & West Housing, one of the largest providers of affordable housing in Wales has restructured its senior management team to reflect its growing capacity and further facilitate its group structure.
WWH’s former Operations Director, Shayne Hembrow, has been promoted to the new role of Deputy Chief Executive / Commercial Director. Shayne’s portfolio includes responsibility for the Development, Support Services and Performance Improvement Teams.
And on November 1st Steve Porter, formerly Head of Property Services at WWH, will take up his new role as Operations Director. Steve’s remit will embrace WWH’s Housing and Property Services functions, as well Cambria Maintenance Services Ltd, WWH’s subsidiary company.
Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive of WWH, said: “I am delighted to welcome Shayne and Steve into these important roles, and I am confident that they will continue to make a very significant contribution to the continuing growth of WWH.
“Our mission is to achieve strong, sustainable growth to make a difference to people’s lives, homes and communities. These changes will provide us with sufficient resources at Director level to enable us to do all that we want to do.
“These are undoubtedly challenging times, but we relish the responsibility and look forward to making the difference in the many communities in which we work across Wales.”
Steve joins Shayne, CEO Anne Hinchey, and Finance Director Tony Wilson to comprise WWH’s Directorate. Not only is WWH one of the largest and most experienced providers of high quality, affordable housing in Wales, but it also has one of the most substantial new development portfolios in the sector. Thanks to its £101m development programme, WWH is on track to build and acquire an additional 850 new affordable homes for Wales during the next five years.
Another significant area of growth for the wider WWH Group, is the expansion of Cambria Maintenance Services. Currently the 40-strong Cardiff-based firm is providing planned and reactive repairs for thousands of WWH residents across South and Mid Wales. Now preparations are underway for Cambria to expand into North Wales, with this move set secure a further 40 skilled jobs, as well as providing a platform for apprenticeships and work-based training opportunities.