NEC Software Solutions UK has announced the appointment of Brendan Sarsfield as strategic advisor. Brendan retired as CEO of Peabody, one of the UK’s largest and most prominent housing associations, last summer. He also chaired the G15 group of housing associations for two years and is well known in the sector for speaking and writing about important social issues.
Bringing over 20 years of CEO experience, to NEC with him, Brendan will provide invaluable sector insight and will support NECSWS’s drive to better understand the needs of its customers.
Roger Birkinshaw, executive director, government and housing at NECSWS, said: “We’re committed to understanding the shifting issues and requirements for social housing and finding the most effective ways to solve them. Brendan has had a career dedicated to social housing and has a great track record of championing social purpose and delivering improved social housing to those who need it most. His knowledge and strong voice in the sector will be invaluable for helping us to continue to provide our customers with the latest innovative solutions that really make a difference.”
Brendan Sarsfield, strategic advisor for NECSWS, said: “There are many challenges for social housing providers to navigate, from managing risk to achieving carbon neutral, which means they need IT systems to up their game. There’s historically been an underinvestment in technology in social housing so it has been good to see the NEC Group investing almost £100 million in developing its products and services. I’m excited to be involved in NECs journey to develop the best solutions for social housing to change lives for the better.”
The NEC group acquired Northgate Public Services in 2018 and its name changed to NEC Software Solutions UK in July 2021. Currently over 150 housing providers use NEC systems to manage around two million homes all over the UK.