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New directors start roles at CHP

L-R: Yvonne Woodward, Finance and Assurance Director; Simon Hague, Neighbourhoods Director; Rachel Hadley, People and Communications Director We are delighted to announce three new appointments to our senior team.

Rachel Hadley joins as People and Communications Director. Rachel brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of senior HR position. Her most recent role was Senior Partner, Employee Relations at Ford Motor Company.

Rachel will be leading on our goal of being a great place to work. “I’ve joined an ambitious organisation which has an exciting strategy in place. I think we have a great team in place to help us to deliver our objectives. The success of any organisation rises or falls with how you engage with employees and this will be key for both the HR and Communications teams.”

Simon Hague joins as Interim Neighbourhoods Director, bringing a wealth of social housing experience and knowledge. He has held a number of senior positions at housing associations, including seven years as Head of Housing at Optivo. We created the new role as part of our overarching commitment to delighting customers. Simon will be looking at ways to improve the service delivery in line with customer expectations.

“I’m really excited to come to a high performing organisation like CHP”, said Simon. “I’m looking forward to getting out and meeting our customers, finding out what is most important to them, and getting to work on improving the services we provide to them on a daily basis.”

Yvonne Woodward has been promoted to the newly-created role of Finance and Assurance Director. Yvonne has held the position of Assistant Finance Director at CHP for the past four years and prior to that was the Chief Finance Officer at Rochford District Council. Part of Yvonne’s new role will be ensuring that we maintain strong finances in order to deliver our ambitious plans. This includes the challenge of building 365 new homes a year – a new home a day.

“I’m proud to be part of a great team with a clear vision on how it wants to provide new homes and a great service to our customers”, said Yvonne. “I’m delighted to be taking on this role at such an exciting time for the organisation, and I'm looking forward to ensuring that CHP continues to have robust financial and risk management as we deliver our corporate strategy.”

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