St Leger Homes appoints new chief executive

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The Yorkshire housing provider St Leger Homes has appointed Dave Richmond as its new chief executive.

Starting from 1 October 2020, Richmond will replace the retiring Paul Tanney as chief executive of the Doncaster arms’ length management organisation (ALMO).

St Leger Homes is wholly owned by Doncaster Council after it was set up in 2005 and manages the council’s entire housing stock across the social and private sectors.

Richmond said: “I am delighted to be joining such a highly performing organisation as St Leger Homes.

“I am looking forward to working with colleagues in Doncaster to make sure St Leger Homes not only provides great services for tenants, but also makes a significant contribution to the wider wellbeing of residents across the borough.’’

Richmond arrives at St Leger Homes after spending 30 years working in local government, the last ten in charge of Rotherham and then Hull’s housing departments.

During Richmond’s time in Hull, the council’s housing service was named Strategic Housing Authority of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Hull’s housing service was also the first organisation in the country to be named an Exemplar by the tenant engagement experts TPAS due to the local authority’s commitment to listening and acting upon tenants’ views.

Dave Wilkinson, chair of St Leger Homes’ board, said: “Dave Richmond comes with an excellent and successful track record and I look forward to working with him when he takes up his new position on 1st October.

“Dave is someone who will ensure tenants’ views and needs remain at the heart of what we do.”

St Leger Homes delivered the most significant upgrade ever to council homes in Doncaster as part of its £300 million Decent Homes programme.

The housing provider has been awarded a Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation for eight years in a row, and the 5 star British Safety Council accreditation for nine consecutive years.

Image: St Leger Homes’ new chief executive Dave Richmond. Credit: St Leger Homes