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ForHousing appoints a new Director of Governance and Assurance

ForHousing has appointed Gemma Burton-Connolly to its Executive Management Team. Gemma joins as Executive Director of Governance and Assurance.

The role will see Gemma take on responsibility for ForHousing’s Governance and Assurance and Health and Safety functions, from the beginning of September.

Gemma, who has 12 years’ experience of working in the housing sector, joins ForHousing from G1/V1 rated housing association, Abri. Prior to this, Gemma, who is passionate about mentoring others to succeed in their careers, worked in the legal world, covering issues including human rights.

With extensive knowledge of operating within complex legal structures, Gemma also brings to the table experience of working in charities, community benefit societies, private companies and PLCs as well as regulated environments.

Gemma said: “I’m really passionate about the importance of effective governance and focusing on listening to tenants and colleagues to deliver this. That’s why I’m proud to join an organisation that puts tenants at the heart of its decision-making and is dedicated to providing safe, well-maintained homes and equitable and efficient services.

ForHousing’s values align with mine and I’m really looking forward to working with the rest of the team.”

Mike Parkin, ForHousing CEO said: “Gemma’s appointment further strengthens our commitment to delivering on our five-year strategy centred around positively impacting the lives of our social housing tenants.

Gemma’s extensive experience and proven track record in overseeing effective governance make her a valuable addition to our team. Her appointment reinforces our commitment to continually improving our governance processes and increasing our accountability to our tenants.”

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