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Mark Perry Joins Sentinel Housing

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Published by Lucy C White for Sentinel Housing Association Ltd in Housing and also in Communities

Mark Perry, Chief Executive Sentinel Housing Mark Perry, Chief Executive Sentinel Housing

New Year start for new Sentinel Chief Executive

The New Year heralds the start of a new era for Sentinel Housing Association as new Chief Executive, Mark Perry, takes the helm.

Mark Perry said, “I’m really excited about joining the team at Sentinel and working with them to deliver good new homes in and around north Hampshire. Making a real difference to the communities where we work, by being a great landlord, is paramount to the organisation and I’m looking forward to contributing to the achievement this goal. Martin Nurse has achieved a great deal during his time as Sentinel’s Chief Executive and I hope to build on his  many accomplishments and lead the organisation forward to even greater success in the future.”

Mark will oversee a range of new Sentinel developments throughout 2013, including the start of the development of 784 new homes at Merton Rise, in partnership with Charles Church and Persimmon Homes. Sentinel will be providing 313 affordable homes, with Persimmon providing 471 private homes for sale. The affordable homes will be funded entirely by Sentinel and will see £35million of investment, over a six year delivery programme, bringing further much needed affordable housing to Basingstoke.

Previously the Group Commercial Director of Affinity Sutton, a national housing association group of 57,000 homes with a turnover of £280million, Mark will bring his extensive experience in social housing to Sentinel, at a time when the organisation is working hard to deliver new housing for those in need and manage the effects of the government’s agenda on welfare reform.

Whilst at Affinity Sutton Mark delivered exceptional results, as part of a sector leading organisation, holding a number of positions on various Boards in both an independent and executive capacity.

Responsible for Affinity Sutton’s subsidiary property management service, Grange and its building services provider Community Building Services (CBS), Mark guided the Affinity Sutton Group’s approach to mergers and acquisitions.

He also developed initiatives to help change lives and communities, by tackling unemployment and promoting financial inclusion.

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