Yorkshire-based St Leger Homes has appointed Dave Richmond as its new chief executive.
Richmond is due to start his new position on 1 October 2020, taking over from Paul Tanney, who is set to retire.
Commenting on his new appointment, Richmond said: “I am delighted to be joining such a highly performing organisation.
“I am looking forward to working with colleagues in Doncaster to make sure St Leger Homes not only provides great services for tenants, but also makes a significant contribution to the wider wellbeing of residents across the borough.”
The road to St Leger Homes
Richmond arrives at St Leger Homes after spending 30 years working in local government, the last 10 in charge of Rotherham and then Hull’s housing departments.
During Richmond’s time in Hull, the council’s housing service was named Strategic Housing Authority of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Hull’s housing service was also the first in the country to be named an Exemplar by TPAS, due to the local authority’s commitment to tenant engagement.
“excellent and successful track record”
Dave Wilkinson, chair of St Leger Homes’ board, said: “Dave Richmond comes with an excellent and successful track record, and I look forward to working with him when he takes up his new position on 1st October.
“Dave is someone who will ensure tenants’ views and needs remain at the heart of what we do.”
St Leger Homes was established as an ALMO in 2005 by Doncaster Council to manage the council’s entire housing stock across both the social and private sector.
It delivered the most significant upgrade ever to council homes in Doncaster, as part of its £300m Decent Homes programme, and has been awarded a Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation for eight years in a row, and the five-star British Safety Council accreditation for nine.