Describe the job areas you currently work in:
I lead the Economy, Housing and Investment Service at Calderdale Council. This gives me an exciting portfolio of services delivering market and affordable homes, business support and economic growth, improving skills for local residents, promoting tourism and the visitor economy and managing the corporate Procurement Team. I am also a member of Northern Housing Consortium Board.
Describe the experience/qualifications you have:
I qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing in 1994 and have been working in local authority housing services for 28 years. Most of my work has been on strategy and regeneration, but I have also managed very large capital programmes, led research teams, designed and delivered estate remodelling schemes and managed performance and communications teams. I have also worked extensively on sub region and city region work in both South and West Yorkshire.
Describe the strengths you feel you bring to the Board:
I have an enduring commitment to helping provide better homes for local people, and the experience and creativity needed to drive the development of innovative services to help meet housing needs in the future.
Joined Connect's Board in 2017.