Hanover recruits new Director of Property Services
14 March 2016
National housing provider Hanover Housing Association is pleased to announce that Winston Williams has joined the organisation as Director of Property Services. He started in the role earlier this month.
Winston has a strong background in property services, having worked in a wide range of senior management roles. He was part of the successful executive management team that was brought in to turn around a failing arms-length management organisation (ALMO). The Audit Commission rated it as a poorly performing one-star organisation with poor prospects for improvement and within twelve months it had achieved an Audit Commission two-star rating with promising prospects for improvement.
Over the last five years Winston was Managing Director of Property Solutions at Merlin. He had previously worked as Group Director of Property Services for the Vela Group and prior to that as Director of Property Services at Tristar Homes Ltd.
His career has also included a role at A2 Housing Group where he was Head of Property Services. He was part of the senior management team that led the successful merging of Apex Housing Group and Airways Housing Society to form A2 Housing Group. Before that Winston worked for Bristol City Council as Technical and Investment Manager, heading up the award-winning Easton Renewal regeneration project.
Winston commented: 'I am delighted to be joining Hanover during this challenging time. Hanover is doing some important work in providing specialist housing for older people and is pushing the boundaries in terms of how it delivers services, manages and adds to its assets.'