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Hanover appoints two senior directors

7 January 2015

The New Year sees Hanover Housing Association completing the formation of its new Executive Leadership Team with two senior director appointments.

Chris Munday has joined Hanover as Executive Director of Operations. He will be responsible for Hanover’s housing and technical functions. Meanwhile, Tracy Lavers joins the organisation as from Monday 12 January as Director of Development.

Chris Munday brings with him a wealth of director-level experience, working for housing associations, most recently Sanctuary.

He also has expertise in care and support – he began his professional career in South East London working as a mental health nurse. It was in this role that he discovered his passion for supporting those considered more vulnerable, who were in greater need of support and who want their voices heard.

After owning his own care business in Ireland, Chris made his mark at Stonham Housing and Midland Heart before moving to Sanctuary Supported Living in 2013. Until recently Chris chaired the National Housing Federation Care and Support Advisory Board. He is a Board member of Arco and is regarded as an expert in the sector on personalisation.

He says: ‘It’s a really exciting time to be joining Hanover. I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities we will face in providing housing and services older people need, value and desire.’

Tracy Lavers has a strong track record and over 30 years’ experience in developing affordable housing. Having begun her career at Age Concern, Tracy has maintained her keen interest in specialist housing for older and vulnerable people both professionally and voluntarily.

Most recently she has acted for a variety of clients via her own housing development consultancy, prior to which, over the past ten years, her experience at director level has included roles as Director of Development and Regeneration at Genesis Housing Association and Director of Property Services at Aldwyck Housing Association.

Tracy has led a variety of multi-disciplinary teams and specialises in partnership working. Her development and regeneration experience ranges from small rural schemes to multi-million pound mixed-use regeneration schemes, including the award-winning Stratford Halo.

Tracy says: ‘I am thrilled to be joining Hanover. The organisation has an exceptional track record and leadership team which puts it in a very strong position to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing providers of housing for older people.’