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Mike Parkin confirmed as ForHousing’s new CEO

ForHousing is announcing the appointment of Mike Parkin as its new CEO, who has been acting as Interim CEO since last September.
Mike Parkin, CEO of ForHousing

ForHousing is announcing the appointment of Mike Parkin as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   

Mike has been acting as Interim CEO since last September and prior to that was the Group’s Chief Operating Officer.  

He has an excellent track record across a number of different organisations, with nine years in housing and 20 years operating at an executive and board level. He will formally start the role on 1 April 2023 

“I am very pleased to announce – following a rigorous process with a number of high-calibre candidates – that Mike Parkin has been successful in securing the permanent role of Chief Executive Officer at ForHousing.  

“Mike has a wealth of experience along with excellent strategic and leadership skills. He brings clarity, structure, stability and a strong customer-focused mindset to the organisation. 

“The Board has full confidence he is the right person to steer us through current and future challenges. Mike will lead the organisation forward to positively impact the lives of our social housing tenants.” 

Paul Kennedy, ForHousing Chair

“I am delighted and feel honoured to have the opportunity to lead ForHousing, working with fantastic colleagues, partners and tenants.  My focus is firmly on continuing to make improvements to increase tenant satisfaction. 

“The ForHousing Executive Management Team and I remain committed to working in partnership to continue to make positive changes following a challenging period. We are looking ahead with a revitalised focus to deliver safe homes and excellent, equitable services for tenants, as well as a great place to work for colleagues.” 

Mike Parkin, ForHousing CEO

Prior to joining ForHousing, Mike was Director of Finance and Resources at North Wales Police. He is a chartered accountant, a volunteer junior football coach and lives in Merseyside with his family. 

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