Ann Bennett, Chair of Wolverhampton Homes has left the Board to take on a new role with a London-based housing organisation.

Ann, who was also Vice Chair of our Audit and Service Delivery Committee, joined the Board in April 2011 and became Chair in March 2018 following Sue Roberts MBE’s retirement. Ann was due to retire from the Board at the next Annual General Meeting in September, but her departure has been brought forward to accommodate her new role in the capital.

As Chair, Ann drew upon her experience as Head of Neighbourhoods for Solihull Community Housing, as well as her former role with the Audit Commission – an independent housing watchdog, to drive the improvement of housing services. During her time at the helm of the Board Ann supported many key developments, including our consultation on the Government’s Housing Green Paper. Ann’s focus was on empowering residents and ensuring their voices are heard and are kept at the forefront of strategic decision-making.

Shaun Aldis, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Homes, said:

Ann has been a real asset to Wolverhampton Homes since joining the Board in April 2011. She has a genuine passion for improving housing services and delivering better outcomes for local people and their communities. Ann’s decision to continue working in housing is testament to her passion for people and her commitment to giving residents a voice. We wish her the very best in all her future endeavours.” 

Angela Davies, former Vice Chair and Equality Champion for the Board, has taken on the role of Chair until Wolverhampton Homes’ Annual General Meeting in September 2019.

Angela Davies said:

It’s been a pleasure working with Ann since I joined the Board in 2014, overseeing Wolverhampton Homes’ strategy and ensuring the company delivers real outcomes for its customers and the wider community. I wish her every success in her new role. I look forward to taking on the role of Chair and leading Wolverhampton Homes towards a bright and prosperous future for the benefit of local communities.”

Ann Bennett said:

It’s been a privilege and an honour serving the residents of Wolverhampton, supporting local people and boosting communities. I would like to thank my colleagues on the Board for their unwavering support over the years. I’m looking forward to taking on my new role in the capital and continuing my work within the social housing sector.”

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