Kevin Ruth has started his new role as chief executive of Together Housing Group. Kevin will be responsible for the effective delivery of the group’s strategic business objectives including the Corporate Plan 2021-2026.
Previously, Kevin was deputy chief executive of Together Housing. He has been with the group since its formation in 2011 when five housing associations covering Yorkshire and Lancashire came together to create one of England’s largest housing associations. Kevin successfully secured the role to succeed current chief executive, Steve Close, in August of last year.
New Chief Executive Kevin Ruth said: “Together Housing has a long-standing commitment to provide quality social housing across the North of England. Alongside the Leadership Team and our 1,400 employees, I am keen to continue our investments in homes and communities. This will provide local people with a place to call home.”
“A key challenge will be mitigating the impacts of climate change, ensuring our homes are safe and well maintained and making our estates and the surrounding areas better places to live through place-making.”
Dave Procter, Together Housing Group chair said: “Kevin brings a fresh perspective and new ideas to Together Housing. I have no doubt that he will deliver excellent services to our residents and also bring our Corporate Plan to life.”
Together Housing owns and manages approximately 36,000 homes in the North of England and is one of the largest providers of social housing in the area it covers.