Housing CEO retires after four decades in sector
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
The chief executive of The Regenda Group has announced his decision to retire - after nearly four decades in the sector.
Bernard Gallagher has been at the helm of Regenda for the last 10 years.
The Group has grown threefold during his tenure, and currently manages over 13,000 homes, employs 470 people and has an annual turnover of around £50m.
Mr Gallagher said: “I am immensely proud of Regenda and it has been my privilege to have led the Group over the last 10 years and see it grow into the organisation it is today.
“The real joy I have derived from the job has come from seeing staff grow and realise their potential, doing wonderful work in communities who need associations like ours to give them a ‘hand up not hand out’.”
Regenda launched a new Group Corporate Plan late last year, which set out a range of aims over the next three years including:
• Investing £5m in people and property in Limehurst Village, Oldham and using this as a blueprint for regeneration in other neighbourhoods
• Providing homes for 1,000 more people and their families
• Directly improving the wellbeing of 1,000 residents.
“Bernard has set the Group on a sound footing and delivery on many of our Corporate Plan aims are progressing well. I would like to thank him for his hard work, vision and for making the organisation what it is today,” said Regenda's chairman, John Thomson.
Mr Gallagher will step down from his role during the summer, while the hunt for his replacement will begin shortly.