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HCA appoints new directors

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

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The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed two new directors, following an open internal and external recruitment process.

Fiona MacGregor has been appointed as executive director of programmes, replacing Richard Hill who left the agency last year.

Meanwhile, Naz Parkar has been appointed as executive director for the North East, Yorkshire and The Humber operating area, following the retirement of David Curtis in January.

Andy Rose, HCA chief executive, said: “I am very pleased to have been able to appoint the two strongest candidates from what were very strong fields.

"Both Naz and Fiona have a wealth of experience and have demonstrated strong leadership skills, which will continue to be of benefit to the Agency as we focus on crucial delivery in the final year of this spending period, while preparing new programmes and approaches for delivery in the next.

“I am also pleased that both appointments are internal promotions, showing the great strength in depth that we have at the Agency.”

Naz, currently a head of area at the HCA, has been with the agency since its inception in 2008 and has worked in the housing sector since 1990 across a range of disciplines, including homelessness, housing management, investment and regeneration.

Currently head of affordable housing, Fiona performed a similar role at the Housing Corporation after joining from London and Quadrant Housing Trust where she was responsible for its development programme in its North Thames Region.

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