Victoria Slade appointed new Chief Executive of Guernsey Housing Association
We wanted to let our tenants, clients and partners know that Victoria Slade, our Group Chief Executive, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Guernsey Housing Association.
Victoria said: “I’m sad to be leaving Cynon Taf, but also hugely excited to join Guernsey Housing Association following the announcement of Steve Williams’ retirement. I know Steve will be sorely missed by everyone and I’ll be working hard with the Board, colleagues, tenants and partners to do his legacy justice.
I’m really proud of the achievements of everyone in the Cynon Taf Group – the Association and the Agency - particularly during the challenge of the pandemic. The focus on tenants and clients really reflected what’s important to us all – being rooted in the community, doing the right thing and living our values.
Those are qualities which I know are a match with Guernsey Housing Association and I’m looking forward to joining the team in October.”
Joy Kent, Chair of Cynon Taf Community Housing Group added, “I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the staff, tenants, clients and board when I say that we’re really sad to lose Victoria. She’s led the organisation with energy, focus, imagination and most importantly, integrity through one of the toughest times imaginable. We wish her well in her new role.”
The Board will now focus on leading the organisation through the coming changes making sure the interests of our tenants, clients, workforce and wider community remain our top priority going forward.”
Chris Hill, Chair of Guernsey Housing Association said: “We are delighted to welcome Victoria and are sure that she will make a major contribution, working with our stakeholders, to meet the significant need for social housing in Guernsey.”
Victoria is currently the Group Chief Executive of Cynon Taf Community Housing Group, made up of Cynon Taf Housing Association and Cwm Taf Care and Repair Agency. The Group has grown and increased the range of services it provides, including employing its own repairs and maintenance team, and the creation of Down To Zero, a project focusing on active mitigation of climate change impacts. Prior to this she was Director of Operations at Merthyr Valleys Homes, and was part of the Senior Team who delivered Wales’ first tenant and staff owned mutual.