Anthony Read will lead the board of the Lincolnshire Housing Partnership (LHP), according to an announcement made recently through the stock market.
The change of leadership will take place on September 17 when Read will replace current appointee Lynda Bowen, who has been acting in the role on a temporary basis following the resignation of the previous chair Stephen Savage.
InsideHousing.co.uk reports issues uncovered earlier in the year regarding testing for electrical safety and the following process of certification, in which LHP was discovered to have breached the Home Standard of the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).
LHP was given a grade G2 V2 for financial viability and governance. While this means that it is compliant with the necessary RSH standards, it is required to improve individual aspects of governance plans and handle risks to its financial stability to greater effect.
Established in April 2018 via a merger with Boston Mayflower and Shoreline Housing Partnership, LHP became a landlord of 12,700 residences.
Chief executive for LHP Murray MacDonald commented on Read’s qualifications for the position of Chair:
“Anthony has strong skills in leading organisations, experience in housing and a professional background in banking, all of which make him an ideal next chair for us.”
The next chair for LHP has previously worked in the finance and banking sector for a term of 30 years and is an audit committee member for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust.