Yorkshire Housing has announced two new executive appointments as part of its leadership shake-up.
Cath Owston has been appointed as executive director of Customer Experience, and Andy Gamble is the new executive director of Growth and Assets.
The new leadership team has been created to ensure Yorkshire Housing meets its growth plans and strategy.
The two executive directors have over 60 years combined housing sector experience and will work on longer-term planning and strategy to ensure Yorkshire Housing meets its objective of revolutionising the way it works.
Commenting on the new appointments, Yorkshire Housing CEO Nick Atkin said: “I’m delighted Cath and Andy have been appointed to these new roles.
“They both bring the experience and expertise to realise the challenging and exciting plans within our business strategy. We want to make it possible for our customers to have a place they’re proud to call home.
“This means putting customers right at the heart of what we do, as well as our plans to build thousands of new high-quality and affordable homes.
“The executive directors are vital to making sure we achieve this and become one of the most dynamic, forward thinking, and innovative housing associations in the country.”
Owston has over 30 years’ experience in housing and has recently served as interim director of Customer Services at Yorkshire Housing.
Owston has previously held director posts at Rochdale Borough Housing and New Charter Trust Group.
She also served as Transformation manager at Trafford Housing Trust.
Owston continues to sit on the board of Bolton at Home and as chair of the Development Committee.
Gamble has over 30 years’ experience in the affordable housing sector, working with a variety of public and private organisations. Since 2017, he has served as director of Development at Yorkshire Housing.
Gamble is a chartered surveyor and member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He also chairs Harrogate Housing Association, a smaller community-based housing provider.
In addition to the appointments of Owston and Gamble, Yorkshire Housing plans to add an executive director of Finance and Governance.
The provider says the “vital” role will complete the new senior leadership team and help provide the infrastructure needed to achieve its ambitions.
Image: Cath Owston, executive director of Customer Experience; Andy Gamble, executive director of Growth and Assets
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