New Chair of the TCH Board

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After two years in the role we bid a fond farewell to Deidre Moss as Chair of the Town & Country Housing (TCH) Board and welcome Martyn Burke to the position.

Deidre joined the Board in 2019 and became Chair in December 2021. During this time she has helped to steer the organisation’s growth and development including the introduction of a new repairs service and our merger with Rosebery Housing Association, as well as helping to shape our response to damp and mould. Deidre will continue to serve on the Peabody Group Board for a further year.

Bob Heapy, Chief Executive of TCH, thanked Deidre for her support.

“Deidre has contributed so much to our work and I’ve valued the insights, challenges and vision that she’s delivered. She has always made sure that the residents’ needs are at the heart of all our planning and strategy, and that approach has enabled us to develop our support to residents while growing as an organisation,” he said.

“With his vast experience in the retail sector and commercial experience I look forward to working closely with Martyn as we continue in our mission to help people flourish through the provision of great homes and housing services.”

Martyn has been a Board member since October 2020 and has been Chair of the TCH Audit and Risk Committee, a position which will now be carried out by fellow board member, Valerie Marshall.

Martyn is a qualified accountant with strong commercial experience, having worked in finance since 1986. He is also an experienced non-executive director, holding posts in organisations with a strong social purpose.

Bob also thanked Marianne Ismail and Kim Hill who both left the Board this summer after serving for nine years, the maximum term allowed under the 2015 National Housing Federation Code of Governance.

“Quite simply we couldn’t do our work without the expertise, insight and knowledge of our Board members. Kim and Marianne have had a huge impact on our work and I’d like to thank them for the time, energy and commitment they’ve given TCH over the years.”

You can see details on all our Board members here.

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