LiveWest has appointed Liane Sheppard as its new director of Property Services.
Sheppard joined the 38,000-home landlord, based in the south-west of England, earlier this month and will bear responsibility for delivering LiveWest’s asset management and customer services strategy through its repairs and maintenance operations.
Commenting on her appointment, Sheppard said: “I’m delighted to be taking up this new role at an important time for LiveWest as we continue to build much-needed homes.
“I am absolutely passionate about social housing, and I want to make a real difference for our customers.
“LiveWest has got a great reputation in the sector, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for me to influence the culture, and direction for property services.”
Sheppard arrives at LiveWest from Sovereign, where she served as Operations director for East and West.
She was formerly a civil engineer and held a variety of senior roles within both the public sector and the private sector.
During her time at Sovereign Housing Association, she set up the landlord’s Women in Trades programme, encouraging more women into property services through taster days, work experience opportunities, and apprenticeships.
Suzanne Brown, executive director of operations for LiveWest, said: “The addition of Liane to our existing team with her wide-ranging expertise in social housing maintenance will further strengthen our operational delivery at a time when we are looking to grow our in-house service.
“Her inclusive leadership style and real passion for getting service delivery right for our customers was a great fit with our culture.”
Image: Liane Sheppard, director of Property Services, LiveWest. Credit: LiveWest
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