We are delighted to announce the appointment of new Board Member Ian Hayhoe. Ian replaces Mark Forrest, who is retiring from the Board after a nine-year tenure.
Well known within the business community of Halton, Ian brings over 25 years’ experience in the commercial and finance sectors to our Board.
Ian is currently Head of Telesales and Retention Telefonica UK (O2 UK), a Director of Halton and Widnes Chamber of Commerce, Executive Chair of Halton Enterprises Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Asterius Ltd, a start-up Technology business.
Previously, his career has included a variety of senior leadership roles at Telefonica UK (O2 UK), and management roles at several banking and insurance companies including Marks and Spencer Financial Services and Standard Life.
Commenting on his appointment, Ian said: “I am very happy to be appointed to the Board of Halton Housing and its commercial subsidiary, Open Solutions (OSUK) Ltd. I have a longstanding commitment to the Halton area and have always admired Halton Housing for its strong reputation locally and nationally. I am looking forward to helping the organisation fulfil its ambitions set out in its Our Direction (OD3) Plan and continually striving to improve people’s lives.”
Clive Deadman, Group Chair at Halton Housing said: “Ian is a proven leader with vast experience and commercial acumen. I look forward to working closely with Ian and delivering our ambitious plans to build new homes, develop our whole market housing offer and maximise our commercial surplus.
On behalf of Halton Housing’s Board and all our colleagues, I would also like to thank Mark Forrest for his commitment and contribution to the Halton Housing and the Open Solutions (OSUK) Ltd boards. He has played a pivotal role as Chair of Open Solutions (OSUK) Ltd since its creation in 2012 and has seen the business grow to a turnover of £4.8m with assets valued at £27.3m”
Ian has also been appointed to the Board of our commercial subsidiary, Open Solutions (OSUK) Ltd.
His appointments will be formally ratified at our AGM on 24th September.