Efficency North names new chief of corporate services

A set of social homes on a street in Yorkshire.

The Sheffield-based social housing consortium Efficiency North has named Jonathan Shaw as its new chief of corporate services.

Shaw joins the not-for-profit consortium boasting over 10 years’ experience in social housing, having started his career as a finance professional within engineering before moving into senior management.

He most recently served as director of investment and business services at Nottingham City Homes, following previous roles as director of corporative services and then joint chief operating officer at Sheffield Homes.

Shaw will be responsible for leading Efficiency North’s finance, HR, corporate communications, IT and membership development, as well as its EN:Able Communities charity.

Shaw said: “I’m very excited to be on board and very much look forward to my new role developing the organisation at this time. Working in a dynamic sector driven by strong social values closely aligns with my own personal goals of adding value whilst giving back to the communities Efficiency North works within.

“It’s been an unusual start to a new job in the current crisis, sitting in the same seat as before in my home, working and meeting the team in a virtual environment, made easier by receiving a warm welcome.”

Shaw joins Efficiency North as the consortium embarks upon its latest three-year business cycle.

The consortium successfully achieved its compound growth target of 200% in its previous three-year cycle.

Lee Parkinson, chief executive of Efficiency North, said: ”We’re all delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team. His skills and experience will be a tremendous asset, strengthening our capacity to carry the organisation forward through the next exciting step in Efficiency North’s evolutionary growth and development.”

Efficiency North comprises three not-for-profit organisations which aim to add social value and support social and economic regeneration in the North of England.

The consortium’s broader membership includes a variety of councils and housing associations across Yorkshire including in Barnsley, Bradford, Harrogate, Leeds, and York.

Photo credit: Efficiency North

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