Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Smith
Posted on: October 19th 2018   •    Posted in: Corporate

New Chief Executive Andrew Smith Joins Havebury

Havebury Housing Partnership has welcomed new Chief Executive Officer.

Andrew Smith joins following the departure of former Chief Executive Karen Mayhew.

Karen announced her retirement earlier this year.

Andrew is a former Operations Director at GreenSquare Housing in Oxfordshire. He has worked in the housing sector for more than 26 years and began his career as an architect working in London.

Following a move to Circle 33 Housing Trust in the early 90s, he took on many high profile roles.

Andrew became the Operations Director in 2000 for Oxford Citizens Housing Association.

In 2008 the company joined forces with Westlea Housing. In 2012 they joined with Oxbode Housing Association. This formed the GreenSquare Group.

Andrew Smith said: “I’m thrilled to take on the role as Havebury’s new Chief Executive. Havebury is a strong organisation. It makes a positive difference to its resident’s lives. As well as the wider community. I’m excited to be working with an excellent team who share my passion for people and places. They embody Havebury’s ongoing vision for creating homes and communities.”

Havebury Chairman, Donald McKenzie said: “It was a competitive recruitment process. The Havebury Board had a strong field from which to make their selection. We chose Andrew as we were very impressed with his experience and his commitment to the sector.”

Andrew joins the Executive Team at Havebury along with Marie McCleary, Anita Jones and Scott Bailey.

Andrew’s Housing experience:

  • Circle 33 Housing Trust
  • Oxford Citizens Housing Association
  • GreenSquare Housing

Karen Mayhew is retiring after a career spanning over 40 years in the social housing sector.

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