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Social landlord appoints CBE as new chair

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing

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Social landlord Riverside Housing Group has appointed a new chair for its board.

Max Steinberg CBE will take up the role at the 51,000-home provider on 1 April.

Mr Steinberg, who was offered the role after a "rigorous recruitment process" will serve for an initial term of three years.

He said: “It is a great honour to be appointed chair of Riverside at such a challenging time for the sector.

"Riverside’s portfolio of businesses embraces not only general needs housing but a substantial care and support offering as well as low cost home ownership and a number of successful joint venture partnerships.

"I believe we are in a strong position to meet the high expectations of government and customers alike and I look forward to continuing our work with a talented and experienced board and management team.”

Awarded an OBE in 1997 for services to housing and regeneration on Merseyside and a CBE in 2013 for services to business and to the community in Liverpool, Mr Steinberg has held leadership positions in The Housing Corporation, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire and most recently Liverpool Vision, the city’s economic development company, where he is currently chief executive.

He has a long association with Riverside dating back to the mid-1970s, and joined group board in 2009, becoming a vice chair in 2010.

Philip Raw, Riverside’s interim chair since October 2013, said: “It is no exaggeration to say that Max has been one of the sector's most respected and influential champions for over 30 years so I am delighted by this appointment.”

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