Great Places Housing Group appoints Alison Dean as new CEO

LONDON: Great Places Housing Group has appointed current Deputy Chief Executive Alison Dean as its new Chief Executive Officer following a robust recruitment process. The decision was ratified by the Board at a meeting on 2 May 2024.

Current CEO Matt Harrison who has led the group for over 10 years, and been with the organisation for over 30 years, will step down on 28 June 2024 and Alison will take over on 1 July 2024.

Alison joined Great Places as a graduate in 1997 working in customer involvement, moving into regeneration and several housing management roles. Since then, Alison has driven cultural change through continuous improvement of services and became Deputy Chief Executive in 2022.

Great Places Housing Group owns over 25,000 affordable homes in more than 30 local authority areas across the North West and South Yorkshire. In 2023/24 Great Places delivered 490 new affordable homes and sold 214 homes for shared ownership. It invested £164 million into building new homes as well as running a wide range of projects and initiatives. It currently has over 2000 homes on site.  

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