After three years at the helm, Habinteg Housing Association’s Chief Executive, Sheron Carter, has announced she is leaving the organisation.
Chair of Habinteg’s Board, Manny Lewis, said:
“Sheron joined Habinteg in December 2017, soon after the association had been downgraded to G2 (V1) status following assessment by the regulator.
Sheron excelled in this role, setting out a clear recovery plan, working with the board and all staff to reset Habinteg's performance and by October 2018, following an In Depth Assessment, Habinteg recovered its G1 status and maintained its V1 standard. Sheron showed strong corporate leadership to achieve this.
Sheron has led the response to the Covid-19 crisis showing good leadership with her team to deliver business as usual and support staff and tenants.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank her for the achievements she delivered for the organisation and wish her well for the future.”
Sheron Carter said:
“Throughout its 50 years, Habinteg has stayed true to its founding principles and continues to live those principles to the present day. What has always struck me is the dedication Habinteg staff have to the mission and the value Habinteg tenants place in our commitment to making homes and neighbourhoods accessible to everyone.
“It was pleasing to restore the Regulator’s confidence in Habinteg and re-establish our G1 governance grading. There is now a stronger focus on being trusted by tenants to consistently deliver good services in a fair and transparent way. We have an ambitious growth programme with nearly 100 new homes being developed in Hounslow and other projects being worked up that could see a further 300-400 new homes. Our finances are in good shape, we have retained Investors in People Gold, and we have strengthened our IT infrastructure. The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) goes from strength to strength and is doing some fabulous work on training and employment opportunities for disabled people. The relentless and irrepressible passion of the communications team has played a part in securing the government consultation on making all new homes accessible.
“I am leaving the organisation in the very capable hands of a talented and supportive executive team. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them and know they will safeguard Habinteg’s future.”
Bryonie Shaw, Director of Operations, will take over as interim as CEO from 1 December until a permanent appointment has been made.