Golding Homes has confirmed that interim CEO Sue Chalkley will be extending her tenure by an additional 12 months.
Chalkley will now lead the Kent-based landlord, which owns and manages near 8,000 homes, through to September 2021.
“We are delighted to confirm Sue will be staying with us,” said chair of Golding Homes Chris Cheeseman.
“Her blend of experience and strong leadership are helping us to embed a new direction for Golding which aims to make us the landlord of choice for mid Kent and the Maidstone community.”
Chalkley joined Golding Homes in March with a focus on continuing to prioritise and keep residents safe following a regulatory breach in February.
Last month, she led the organisation in launching a new corporate plan, Strengthening our Foundations, which focuses on putting health and safety first, excellent customer service, and building quality homes and communities.
Commenting on the extension on her role as interim CEO, Chalkley said: “Since joining in March, I have enjoyed getting to know my new colleagues, and while we have lots of work to do over the next year to improve, I firmly believe our people have a passion for housing and a strong commitment to doing the right thing for our customers.”
Chalkley brings a wealth of experience from a variety of housing roles, most recently in the role of chief executive for 11 years at Hastoe Housing Group.
She says she is passionate about social housing, starting out in the sector as a housing trainee for the London Borough of Bromley and working in the social housing sector all her life.
She was also awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2013 for services to tenants and housing.
Main image: Sue Chalkley, Interim CEO, Golding Homes
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