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Joel Owen

Category: Board

Our board governs our business. It sets our direction and goals. It also makes sure we stay financially strong and meet the standards set out by the government’s Regulator of Social Housing. Members come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of talent and experience. They work voluntarily and have a shared passion for social housing and investing in communities.

Joel Owen

Joel Owen

Board Member and Member of HR and Governance Committee

Joel has significant experience working in the social housing sector and is currently the Director of Development at First Choice Homes, Oldham as well as holding previous senior roles at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Housing Trust as well as Yorkshire Housing. He has a successful track record in managing complex development and asset teams, but is also passionate about volunteering, as a Non-Exec Director of St Georges Crypt CIC, a homelessness charity based in Leeds along with being a Trustee of Abbeyfield York Society. 

His development portfolio includes general needs housing, supported housing (care and extra care), large-scale regeneration and exemplar developments such as the nationally renowned Derwenthorpe in York.  

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