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Highly-regarded housing leader announced as Colne chair

Wed 02 August 2017

A new Chair has been appointed to further strengthen and grow Colne Housing.   

Hattie Llewelyn-Davies is well known in the housing sector and was awarded an OBE for services to homeless people in 2004.

She is a highly-regarded Chair and Non-Executive Director and will join Colne in September, when current Chair Tim Young ends his maximum five year term of office.  

Hattie said: “I was drawn to Colne because it is a local housing association with strong values and a great track record of meeting local housing in Essex and Suffolk.

“It is really important for me to continue supporting the housing sector and I am privileged to be able to lead the Board’s work with Colne’s staff, residents and partners.”

Hattie has been Chair of Viridian Housing Group and is Chair of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Tim Young, a Colchester Borough Councillor, said: “I have seen a lot of progress during my five years at Colne. We have seen the business modernise and continue to thrive amid unprecedented change inside and outside the housing sector.

“The Board has been able to ensure Colne remains steadfastly committed to its social purpose - providing affordable homes for those local people in Essex and Suffolk who need them.  I look forward to watching Colne becoming even better and bolder in the years to come.”

Colne is a 3,000-home housing association which provides a range of housing solutions in Essex and Suffolk to enable independent living.



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Highly-regarded housing leader announced as Colne chair

New Colne chair Hattie Llewelyn-Davies

Highly-regarded housing leader announced as Colne chair

Current Chair Tim Young (front centre) with Colne's Board.