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Gavin Smart appointed CIH deputy chief executive


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Gavin Smart has been appointed deputy chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, starting in July.

CIH chief executive Grainia Long said: "I am delighted to announce that, following an internal exercise, Gavin Smart will be appointed as deputy chief executive later this year, along with his existing duties. Gavin has been at CIH as director of policy and practice for more than two years now and has consistently impressed with his knowledge, insight and expertise. I know he will do a brilliant job."

Smart said: "I’m really looking forward to taking up my new role and the challenges it will bring. This is an incredibly exciting time for housing. With the general election coming up next year, I’m looking forward to building on our work to make sure all parties make housing a top priority."

Smart will take up his new role in July when Jeff James leaves to lead the National Archives and CIH will begin recruitment for the new post of director of operations immediately. 

Long said: "Jeff joined CIH from the National Archives last summer, and has been instrumental in overseeing important organisational changes.  He has done a fantastic job and, while I’m very sorry to see him move on, I understand that a return to the National Archives as chief executive is a terrific opportunity."


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