PA Housing welcomes new Chair
2018 - June, Latest news
We are very pleased to announce that after a rigorous recruitment and selection process, Hattie Llewelyn-Davies OBE has been appointed as the new Chair of PA Housing from 1 October 2018.
Hattie has worked in housing and homelessness for her whole career. Beginning working in the voluntary sector in the West End of London, she worked in homelessness policy and then with housing associations, where she became a CEO of a medium-sized association.
After the birth of her second child she decided not to continue to work as a CEO and for the last twenty-five years she has been self-employed, working mainly in health and housing on strategy and governance. She particularly likes working with residents, developing their skills to take a role in the governance of their landlord. She has also worked in the financial services sector as a non-executive. She is currently the chair of Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust and of Colne Housing Society. She has previously chaired two other housing associations and two other NHS Trusts, along with other third sector organisations.
She worked with the Elmbridge tenants in the run up to the transfer to Elmbridge Housing Trust, one of PA Housing’s founding bodies, and was an interim CEO of asra many years ago. This gives her a real respect for the legacy of PA Housing as well as admiration for the excellent work done since the merger.
She is the Sunday Times ‘ Non-Executive of the Year’ for the public and not for profit sector.
Hattie will be taking over from Aman Dalvi OBE, who has served his full six-year term as Chair and is stepping down having achieved the top rating of G1: V1 for PA Housing from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Aman says: ‘’Having completed my term of office and achieved the top regulatory ratings, it is time for me to step down. Hattie has been appointed from 1 October, following a rigorous recruitment process and I wish her and the Board all the best.’’
I am delighted by my appointment as Chair of PA Housing. It is fantastic to take over such a sound organisation, with an excellent Board and staff team. I look forward to working with them.