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Karen Mayhew
Posted on: April 16th 2018   •    Posted in: Corporate

Havebury CEO Karen Mayhew to retire this winter

Karen Mayhew, Chief Executive at Havebury Housing Partnership, has announced that she will retire this winter.

Karen was an original founding Director of The Havebury Housing Partnership and became its CEO in 2010. She began her career as a Housing Management Trainee in London. Then worked in Essex and Kent before moving to East Anglia.

Karen Mayhew said:

“I have been privileged to work alongside some very talented, dedicated colleagues and Board Directors, and together we have seen Havebury grow from a typical LSVT start-up Housing Association in 2002 to one which now develops new affordable homes across nine Local Authorities in East Anglia. We still, however, retain a powerful sense of community and ensure tenants have a strong voice. 

Seeing committed and involved tenants take on leadership roles within the organisation has been particularly rewarding. It has also been great to see Havebury remain true to its original vision of creating homes and places where people really want to live”.

Donald McKenzie, Chair of Havebury, said: “The Board and I are very grateful to Karen for all her years of dedicated service to Havebury. She retires with all our best wishes and thanks. The business has developed and grown stronger under her leadership. Havebury is now a leading light in terms of financial strength, governance, and best practice not only in the eastern region but nationally as well.

We will all miss Karen’s leadership and knowledge. Now we look forward to identifying a successor to continue meeting our social objectives”.

Find out more about the new CEO Andrew Smith


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