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Social landlord appoints new board members

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

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A social landlord has appointed two new members to its board.

Jane Bowyer and Claire Scholfield have joined Two Castles Housing Association's team.

Ms Bowyer, a qualified accountant from Carlisle, brings experience of working in finance and estates within the public sector.

She graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Public Administration and currently works as an estates accountant for the Government and holds a PRINCEII qualification in project management.

She also sits on Two Castles’ Resources and Customer Services Committees. She said: “The provision of good quality affordable housing is something which I strongly believe in and the thought of being able to work with an organisation which is all about helping to improve the lives of its residents is what attracted me to the position.

“In today’s financial climate, the provision of social housing is even more important and I am looking forward to working with the Board, staff and residents of Two Castles to share my expertise and help the association to continue to improve services for residents in the future.”

Ms Scholfield (pictured), who lives in North Shields, has more than 30 years’ experience working in the financial services industry.

Having originally qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, she worked as a Mortgage Operations Manager at a number of Building Societies until 2009.

Ms Scholfield, who also sits on Two Castles’ Audit and Customer Services Committees, said: “My skills and experience working in financial services together with my housing background mean that I’ve got a deep understanding of the current challenges that many of our residents are facing. Two Castles is an association that cares about all of its residents and this fits with my own beliefs. It’s important to treat residents equally and truly understand their personal needs.

“The social housing sector is a rapidly changing environment and I’m looking forward to the exciting challenge of working with my fellow Board Members for the benefit of our residents.”

Stephanie Murphy, Two Castles chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jane and Claire onto Two Castles’ board. Their knowledge and expertise will help to strengthen our existing team and ultimately benefit the work we do with our residents. We’re all very much looking forward to working with them.”

Two Castles owns and manages over 3,500 properties across the North.

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