Andrew Traynor joins the group from housing association livin where he was responsible for managing governance services, strategic risk, emergency planning and insurance, and ensuring regulation was integrated into the organisation’s decision-making processes.
As a qualified solicitor, Andrew will now head up the Legal Services and Governance Team, and advise on business assurance across believe housing and its local landlords, Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes.
On his recent appointment Andrew said: “I am really looking forward to joining such a large organisation at its relative infancy and working with key teams and colleagues across the group to make the business a success.
“Good governance is imperative for any organisation, and I see it as my role to contribute towards ensuring that the decisions made at both committee and board level reflect the needs of our diverse 18,400 households.”
Andrew is one of six new Heads of Service that will join believe housing as the organisation starts its quest to fulfil its ‘We believe in life without barriers’ vision.