The Northern Housing Consortium’s (NHC) chief executive Jo Boaden has announced her plans to retire in May 2019.
Tracy Harrison, currently deputy chief executive, is set to move into Ms Boaden’s position.
Among her achievements since becoming chief executive in 2010 is Ms Boaden’s instrumental role in forming the Commission for Housing in the North, bringing together key figures within the housing sector and beyond to highlight Northern housing issues in Westminster.
She was awarded the CBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list in recognition of her services to housing providers and won the ‘Woman of the Year’ award in the 2018 Women in Housing Awards.
Ms Harrison has been with the NHC since 2006 and has held a variety of senior marketing and business development posts in blue-chip private sector organisations, Robert McBride and software company Sage.
Tom Miskell, chair of the NHC, said: “In her time as chief executive, Jo has led a successful transformational change agenda to position the NHC as the hugely influential and respected membership body that it is today. She has focused the organisation’s role in bringing members together with political stakeholders and other key figures in housing.
“I’d like to thank Jo for the outstanding job that she has done and will continue to do as she leads the organisation until next year.
Ms Boaden added: “It has been a real privilege and a great pleasure to work with so many talented and committed people within the NHC, our board, our membership and beyond. I will miss the NHC but will enjoy watching as Tracy takes the organisation from strength to strength.”