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Moat appoints new CEO

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Featured

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Moat has appointed a new chief executive.

Elizabeth Austerberry will take up her new role at the start of January. She replaces Brian Johnson, who left to become chief executive of Metropolitan in October.

Previously at Ernst &Young, Elizabeth was responsible for housing and residential real estate consultancy, and took a secondment to HM Treasury as a director in the Asset Protection Agency. Previous roles include managing director of International Housing Solutions, and director at DTZ and at Savills.

Moat manages 20,700 homes in the South East.

Elizabeth said: “I’m excited to join Moat at what is a key period for the sector. Moat is fast becoming known as a forward-thinking, innovative housing provider, and I’m enthusiastic about driving that reputation forward.”

Moat’s chair, Rosamund Blomfield-Smith, said: “I am delighted with Elizabeth’s appointment. She will work closely with the Board and residents to implement the next phase of our strategic plan which will build on our excellent performance and strong reputation. Elizabeth joins an organisation in great shape, at what is an exciting and challenging time for the sector.

"I look forward to working with her to build upon Moat’s good standing as a respected voice on subjects relating to social housing, and to the fresh and innovative thinking which I know Elizabeth will bring to the housing agenda.”

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