Unity Homes and Enterprise has appointed Temo Elbakidze as its new Housing Services manager.
Elbakidze will have lead responsibility for delivering customer experience for tenants across Leeds and Kirklees.
Elbakidze, who will report to interim director of Operations David Higgins, was previously Area Operations manager at Horizon Care and Education, having held senior management roles at Leeds Housing Concern and Great Places Housing Group.
A Leeds Beckett University housing graduate, he also has a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Temo Elbakidze said: “I am excited to be at Unity, which is strongly committed to supporting BME communities and puts the wellbeing of tenants at the top of its priority list.
“Individuals and families in multi-cultural neighbourhoods are currently experiencing challenging times, including dealing with thespiralling cost of living crisis.
“Supported by my team, I look forward to leading from the front in providing first class customer-focussed services which cater for every tenant need.”
Cedric Boston, Unity Homes and Enterprise chief executive, said: “Temo brings more than two decades of housing sector experience to the role and is passionate in his commitment to equality, fairness and improving people’s lives.
“He is also a skilled communicator who can get his message across to colleagues at every level of the organisation.
“His energy, knowledge, and ability to devise solutions to complex problems will be invaluable to Unity, our tenants and the communities we serve.”
Unity, which was established in 1987 to meet the housing needs of BME people in Leeds, manages over 1,300 properties across Leeds and Kirklees.
Image: Temo Elbakidze, Housing Services manager, Unity Homes and Enterprise
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