Platform Housing Group has updated its board with the appointment of four new members, including former Sanctuary treasurer Tony King.
Platform Housing, which owns and manages 46,000 homes in and around the Midlands, has hired Heena Prajapat, Tony King, John Anderson, and Lou Zonato as non-executive directors.
Commenting on the appointments, Elizabeth Froude, chief executive at Platform Housing Group, said the new hirees would help develop the organisation’s business critical areas and build on its commercial experience.
Tony King spent nearly two decades at Sanctuary Housing Group, at the end of which he left as group treasurer.
King also joined the board of housing aggregator The Housing Finance Corporation earlier this year.
Heena Prajapat is a senior IT consultant who has a track record of installing complex IT systems at a number of multinational firms, including Rolls-Royce and G4S.
John Anderson, who joins the Platform Housing board as chair of the development committee, has spent the past 20 years as regional chair of Berkeley Group, one of the country’s largest housebuilders.
During his time at Berkeley Group, Anderson oversaw the delivery of two major regeneration projects in Greenwich: Kidbrooke Village and the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.
Lou Zonato has spent the majority of his career leading customer-service transformation projects at large multinational firms such as BT, EE, Deliveroo, and ITV.
Platform Housing Group’s purview covers a geographical area in the Midlands that includes Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, and the Cotswolds.
In 2019, Platform Housing completed the development of 1,448 homes and invested £258m in new construction projects.
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