Housing group's CEO steps down after 34 years
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
The chief executive of Muir Group Housing Association has retired after 34 years with the social landlord - 22 of which were as CEO.
John Bellis officially retired at Muir's AGM last week, where it was also revealed that the 5,000-home provider is in a strong financial position with a surplus of £3.8 million for the year ending March 2013.
Mr Bellis said: “I came to Muir Group as an accountant from outside the housing industry and it was my intention to sort out the financial function and move on.
“But Muir got into my blood and they kept offering me new opportunities.
“Muir Group has become successful, respected, delivers what it promises and continues to grow on its financial strength, and this is down to the commitment, hard work and professionalism of the staff supported by the Board and involvement of our residents.”
Muir's new CEO Catherine Dixson took up the position this Monday.
David Booth, Muir chairman, said: “The culture and organisation of Muir Group has been modelled on the ethos and type of person that John is.
“He is well-liked and well-respected, and the success of Muir Group to date is because of the excellent leadership he has shown.”
Pictured from left: Jackie Hughes, PA to chief executive, Elaine Roscoe, head of HR, David Booth, chairman, and John Bellis.
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