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New Gallions board members announced following merger with Peabody


Published by Jon Land for in Housing

New Gallions board members announced following merger with Peabody New Gallions board members announced following merger with Peabody

Gallions Housing Association has announced details of its new board after formally joining the Peabody Group at the start of the year.

David Avery has been appointed as Gallions new chair. He is currently chair of Saxon Weald Housing Association. Other board members include:

  • Paul Hackett, chief executive of AmicusHorizon;
  • Malcolm Levi, a current Peabody board member and chair of the audit and risk committee;
  • David Lavarack, Peabody executive director corporate services;
  • Susan Hickey, Peabody executive director finance.

In a statement, the Peabody Group, said: "We are one of London’s oldest and largest housing associations and community regeneration charities.

"We are experienced, financially strong, and in a great position to deliver positive changes in Thamesmead. This is a long-term commitment to improve existing services, strengthen relationships with residents, and deliver thousands of new homes and jobs in the area.

"We know there will be challenges ahead, but we aim to bring our mission to Gallions’ residents and the wider community. That means ensuring as many people as possible have a good home, a real sense of purpose and a strong feeling of belonging. This is the driving force behind everything we do.

"Later this year, Trust Thamesmead will also join the Peabody Group, bringing together housing and community into a single, well-resourced organisation in the area for the first time in a generation.

The new chair of Gallions, David Avery said: "This is a new start for Gallions. There is no doubt this has been a challenging time for the organisation.

"The immediate focus of the new board will be to look at all of the issues facing homeowners and tenants, and to ensure that residents are happy with the quality of services we provide. We are actively following up on the recommendations of the independent review commissioned by the previous board."

The merger means Peabody now owns and manages about 27,000 homes across London.


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