Over-60s housing association appoints new CEO to 'future proof' brand
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Development
A Hull-based housing association with over 100 years of history has appointed a new chief executive to "future proof" its model.
Pickering and Ferens Homes - which owns 1,250 properties - has appointed Claire Warren to "breathe new life" into the charity.
Ms Warren, former CEO of West North West Homes Leeds, has a housing career spanning 23 years and her experience includes running large council housing schemes with annual turnovers of £48m.
She says she sees the move to Pickering and Ferens, which provides housing for the over-60s, as an opportunity to build on the organisation’s success to date and ensure it is “future proof” for any challenges ahead.
“I am incredibly excited about what the future holds,” said the mother-of-two, who is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
“I am very keen as part of my new role to raise the profile of older people in Hull and what their needs are.
“It’s an organisation with so much potential and what really attracted me to Pickering and Ferens Homes is the fact that it’s a very successful, small organisation which is very well thought of.
“I want to build on the past and take the organisation forward into the future, ensuring it is fit for new challenges and indeed new opportunities. I will be looking at ways we can enhance existing services and develop new ones in the most cost effective way.
“Listening, learning and adapting services where necessary will be key.”