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Sue Roberts MBE, Chair of Wolverhampton Homes

A council house tenant from Wolverhampton who has dedicated more than thirty years to improving council housing in the city has today been named amongst the top 50 most influential figures in the housing industry – coming one place higher than Government Minister Eric Pickles!

Sue Roberts MBE is Chair of Wolverhampton Homes, the company which manages the city council’s 23,000 council homes, and was today named number 30 in a list of housing ‘power players’ by national housing publication, 24 Housing. She’s joined on the list by figures including Eric Pickles, Boris Johnson and Labour’s Emma Reynolds.

Sue, who lives in the Eastfields area of the city, has been the Chair of the Board at Wolverhampton Homes since 2008 and has been a national player on the housing scene since she was elected as Chair of the National Federation of ALMOs (Arms-Length Management Organisations) four years ago.

Her work promoting better council housing in Wolverhampton and on a national level led to her being awarded an MBE for her services to social housing in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List.

Lesley Roberts, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Homes today said:

Sue’s spent years campaigning to improve the lives of council tenants, both here in Wolverhampton and across the country. Her energy and enthusiasm is incredible and the fact that she’s on the same list of influencers as Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet speaks volumes for the credibility and respect Sue holds in the housing sector.”

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