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I am now retired but was the former Chief Executive of Community Gateway Association, a housing association based in Preston, Lancashire, which owns and manages over 6,000 properties.

I was recruited to the role in 2005, to establish the organisation based on the principles of membership and mutuality. I lead a staff team of over 250 and worked closely with residents to ensure the organisation maintained a community focus and contributed to the empowerment of the tenants.

I have held previous roles in the housing sector in London, Manchester, Lancaster and on the Fylde coast.


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