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Nick Abbey appointed as new Chair of Tower Hamlets Community Housing

51Following a competitive selection process coordinated by management consultancy Campbell Tickell, East London Landlord Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) are delighted to announce that Nick Abbey will be appointed as THCH’s new Chair of the Board – taking over from retiring Chair, Roger Booth, in September 2015.

Nick, who is currently Chief Executive of ExtraCare, a charity supporting over 4,000 older people across the Midlands and North England, joined ExtraCare in January 2010 following 28 years working in a variety of senior posts in social housing for both Councils and Housing Associations will be leaving this post in September to take up the role of Chair at THCH.

Previously CEO at Hereward Housing in Cambridgeshire from 1992 until they joined the Sanctuary Housing Group in 2005, Nick managed various roles within Sanctuary, including Group Director responsible for services for tenants in 57,000 homes throughout England and Scotland. Nick is a former Board member of the National Housing Federation and a former Chair of a Local Strategic Partnership.

Nick is Vice Chair of ARCO – Associated Retirement Community Operators – a trade body for both private and not-for-profit operators of housing with care.

As well as being Chair of THCH, Nick will also be the Chair of Hundred Houses Society, a Cambridgeshire Housing Association with around 1,000 properties.

THCH’s Chief Executive, Mike Tyrrell said “The selection process carried out by Campbell Tickell produced a shortlist of high quality candidates for which I am grateful and I very much look forward to working with Nick, and for THCH to gain from Nick’s experience in the housing sector, over the coming years”.

THCH – “THCH is a Registered Social Landlord and a Registered Charity operating exclusively in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. We aim to provide good quality homes for rent and shared ownership and we currently own and manage just over 3,000 homes, including 2,000 tenanted properties and over 1,000 leasehold homes”