New Chair for The SLH Group Board

South Liverpool housing provider The SLH Group has named Rob Brown as its new chair.

Rob has worked in the Manchester housing sector for over 25 years, with extensive involvement in Manchester City Council's housing strategy delivery. This involvement has seen him make significant contributions to project planning and delivery.

Rob has served on the SLH Board for over six years, most recently as Vice Chair.

Rob says "I am extremely proud to be appointed Chair of SLH. I look forward to leading the group to further success and continuing to ensure that we positively respond to the challenges facing the social housing sector. We are about to launch year two of Our Journey to 2022, SLH’s seven year corporate plan, and look forward to leading the organisation to deliver our ambitious aims and continuing to deliver excellent services to our customers.”

Julie Fadden, Chief Executive, says “SLH has transformed into one of the leading edge housing providers in the country and Rob’s appointment will continue to move us forward in a constantly changing environmnent. He has extensive experience of community regeneration and having served as Vice Chair at SLH, he is in a great position to lead us through the next exciting phase of our journey.”

Rob takes over at a time of great change for the housing sector, but also at time of success and strength for SLH.  Earlier this year, SLH received the good news that we have retained the highest level of regulatory judgement with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), meaning that our current grading as G1 for governance and V1 for financial viability remains unchanged.

The HCA is the national regulating body for Registered Housing providers and we are really pleased to meet their high standards.  Claire Ryan, SLH's Director of Business Assurance said “This endorsement provides our tenants and stakeholders with the confidence that we are a well-run and financially strong organisation. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our Board and partner stakeholders for their continued support”