Chris steps on board

6th May 2019 | posted in News

Chris Fawcett has joined the board of Railway Housing Association, following an extensive recruitment and selection process.

The 43-year-old becomes the ninth member of the board, which is tasked with overseeing the strategic direction of one of the UK’s oldest housing associations.

Chris, who lives in Eaglescliffe, is currently Business Transformation Director at Broadacres Housing Association. He has worked at Broadacres for ten years, having joined from Hambleton District Council where he was IT Manager.

He said: “This is my first non-executive position and I was looking to join a customer-focused organisation with a good regulatory record and which shares my own values.

“Railway Housing Association  fits this bill perfectly and I am delighted and honoured to have been accepted onto the Board.

“It is an organisation with a long, proud history and I am looking forward to playing my part as it enters its next era.”

Anne Rowlands, Chief Executive of Railway Housing Association, said: “We had lots of interest in the board position, with some excellent candidates making a very strong short-list.

“Chris’s background in social housing and his enthusiasm and clear fit for the association were key to his appointment.

“His role at Broadacres has involved working closely with the housing regulator, which is very important in the current climate as social housing providers are, rightfully, expected to demonstrate good governance and financial viability.

“This, along with his wider executive experience, makes him a great addition to what is a very strong board at Railway Housing Association.” 

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