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Platform Housing Group announces new Board member appointment

This latest appointment will further strengthen the Group’s governance by adding to the Board’s diverse and robust commercial experience.
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A Midlands-based social landlord has appointed a new member to its Board.

Platform Housing Group has welcomed Mandy Clarke as a Non Executive Director.

Mandy is a Chartered HR professional with more than 25 years’ Board level experience for international organisations in a variety of sectors including professional services, defence, engineering and support services.  She has undertaken executive director roles globally and now operates a management consultancy providing strategic HR, transformation, project and bid services to clients in both the UK and overseas.  Her first career was as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force.

Mandy – who lives in Wiltshire – has a portfolio of non executive positions; she is a Board Member at The Pensions Regulator and chairs the Remuneration and People Committee.  She is also the Vice Chair/Senior Independent Director at LHC Procurement Group, a national procurement provider.  Until recently, she was Co-Chair at The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, or IPSE.

Previous experience includes being the Deputy Chair at Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership; Chair of the charity Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Non Executive Director and Chair of the People and Culture Committees at two housing and care providers, Abri and GreenSquareAccord, plus a member of the committees for audit, finance and risk.

Mandy said: “I was brought up in council housing and strongly believe everyone should be able to live in a good quality and safe home.  I am thrilled to have been appointed to Platform’s Board, the organisation has a strong reputation and it is good to be back in housing again, particularly as there are so many challenges.  I hope I can help the Board and the wider team achieve our strategic objectives and make a positive difference for our customers.”

Elizabeth Froude, Chief Executive Officer at Platform Housing Group, said: “Continuous development of our business critical areas is crucial to ensure we meet the needs of our customers, partners and stakeholders.  The appointment of Mandy will help us to move successfully into the future.”


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