Chair Designate and Non-Executive Directors

Chair Designate and Non-Executive Directors

Our client is a North West based social housing provider who currently own and manage more than 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester. The Chair was due to retire and therefore they were looking to recruit a Vice Chair who could be regarded as a Chair Designate and assume the Chair position in due course. In view of the additional vacancies due to occur during the coming year Non-Executive Directors were also potentially required.

Ideally the candidates would be Board members with a property development background with a focus on different types of residential development and business growth. An understanding of the dynamics of the Greater Manchester economy was of particular interest. The search was supported by an advertisement.

The assignment resulted in the appointment of four candidates to the board including the Chair Designate.

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