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Housing charity appoints interim CEO

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

Jon Gooding Jon Gooding

Housing charity Dolphin Square Foundation has appointed an interim chief executive.

Jonathan Gooding will replace Brian Ham, who has moved to Home Group, as interim until a full-time replacement can be found.

Mr Gooding, a chartered surveyor, has experience at CEO and chairman level in both the public and private sectors. Past executive positions have included serving as a director at Edward Erdman (now Colliers), chairman of housing association Circle and, most recently, chief executive of Retirement Villages Group Ltd.

He said: “The current boom in Central London prices makes the work of the foundation even more important than before. I am proud to have the opportunity to assist in achieving our initial target of 1,000 intermediate rental homes in and around Westminster.”

Dolphin was formed as an independent charitable organisation in 2005 with an endowment of more than £80 million from the Dolphin Square Trust. This followed the sale of the trust’s leasehold interests in the Dolphin Square residential estate in Pimlico.

Ian Henderson, Dolphin chairman, said: “We have plans for 1,000 affordable rental homes for people who work in central London by 2020. Jonathan Gooding’s appointment is an excellent opportunity for him to lead the foundation, working with the board to build on its significant achievements over the past eight years. Jon has an impressive track record to position the foundation at the forefront of the affordable housing sector for key workers in central London in this next important stage of growth.”

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