Thrive Homes has appointed Stephen King as its new executive director of finance.
King has over 30 years of experience covering a variety of financial roles across the housing sector, as well as not-for-profit bodies, and the energy sector.
His track record includes a successful nine-year tenure at Metropolitan Thames Valley, where he initially served as finance director overseeing a £1bn regeneration project at Clapham Park, and continued in a central finance role, significantly improving performance of the business over this period.
Subsequently, he served as chief finance officer at Shaw Trust; Thrive says this “further exemplifies” his ability to drive measured growth and implement transparent working practices.
King said: “I was initially attracted to working for Thrive Homes when I learned about the organisation’s strong values and commitment to their customers. I am excited to join this dedicated team and contribute my experience to furthering Thrive’s purpose, not only in financial stewardship but also providing homes that enable individuals and families to build and sustain the lives they want.”
One of King’s key strengths is said to be in fostering collaborative environments, and building robust teams to achieve strategic objectives. He is well-regarded for his innovative approach to integrating finance seamlessly into all areas of operation, promoting efficiency and delivering high-quality outcomes.
In his new role, King will lead a team of 25 professionals in the finance department, managing customer accounts and contributing to Thrive’s continued growth.
Elspeth Mackenzie, Thrive Homes’ chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Stephen to Thrive Homes. His extensive experience and dedication will greatly benefit all of us, including our customers. Stephen will be working closely with our investors and other stakeholders to support our ambitions to provide quality affordable homes.
Main image: Stephen King, executive director of finance, Thrive Homes
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