Caroline Corby has been named the new chair of One Housing, officially starting her new role on 3 August.
Corby has been a Non-Executive Director of One Housing since January 2018 and is “delighted” to step into her role as chair of the board.
As chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales and deputy chair of the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (known as Cafcass), she brings a wealth of experience to lead One Housing’s strategic direction.
Her commitment to social housing and improving services for customers has been her focus for the last two years on the Board.
Caroline was previously chair of the Treasury and Finance committee, where she scrutinised One Housing’s finances and funding arrangements.
She was also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Corby will replace Steve Douglas CBE, who has gone on to become chief executive of St Mungo’s.
Commenting on her appointment, Corby said: “I’m delighted to become chair of the board, and I want to pay tribute to the hard work of my predecessor, Steve Douglas.
“One Housing has a diverse range of services from managing social housing to providing care and support services, and has committed to delivering thousands of new homes over the next 10 years.
“I’m looking forward to playing a role in how the organisation moves forward – building new affordable homes and supporting our communities.”
Richard Hill, chief executive of One Housing, said: “We welcome Caroline into her new role as chair of our Board.
“She is highly regarded by the Non-Executive Directors and my Executive Team.
“I look forward to working closely with her and I wish Steve good luck in his new role and thank him for his work throughout the past two years.”
One Housing manages more than 17,000 homes and has plans to build 5,000 homes over the next 10 years.
One Housing also provides quality care and support to over 8,000 people to help them live independently.