New Chief Executive Joins Havebury
Havebury Housing Partnership has welcomed new Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Smith to its team following the departure of former Chief Executive Karen Mayhew, who announced her retirement earlier this year.
A former Operations Director at GreenSquare Housing in Oxfordshire, Andrew 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 a number of high profile roles, including Director of Property Services and was the executive lead for Circle 33’s expansion into Cambridgeshire.
Andrew became the Operations Director in 2000 for Oxford Citizens Housing Association, which later joined forces with Westlea Housing Association in 2008 and Oxbode Housing Association in 2012 to form 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 that 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, and embody Havebury’s ongoing vision for creating homes and communities.”
Havebury Chairman, Donald McKenzie said: “It was an incredibly competitive recruitment process and the Havebury Board had an extremely 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'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.