HCA director to take career break
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government
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A director at the Homes and Communities Agency is to retire at the end of June.
Margaret Allen, interim director for programmes and recoverable investment, is to take a "career break" having been a member of the HCA’s leadership team since it was set up in 2008.
Ms Allen previously performed a similar role at the agency's predecessor, the Housing Corporation.
Chief executive Andy Rose said: “Margaret has made an outstanding contribution to the success of the HCA. She has made me aware for some time that she intends to take a career break however given her importance to the HCA, she agreed to stay on through our year-end and into the first few months of this year.
"She is held in the highest regard by me, all of our staff, the board, our sponsor department and stakeholders.
"Margaret has recently performed one of our most senior roles with distinction, while also playing a leading role on the creation of our new Investment arm. We will all miss her enthusiasm, judgement and professionalism and we wish her all the very best in whatever she decides to do after a well-earned break.”