We are delighted to introduce our new Chair, Kevin Hartnett, who was elected Chair of the Board in October.
Kevin has many years’ experience in housing, design and construction, having worked for several local authorities and housing associations as well as spells in the private sector. This ranged from large-scale inner-city regeneration projects through to small rural schemes.
Kevin commented on his appointment, “Being the Chair of Innisfree provides a great opportunity to lead a very special organisation which is highly regarded both in the Irish community and the wider housing movement. I am looking forward to building on that profile and helping Innisfree provide more truly affordable homes for our communities and new migrants. My father was an Irish immigrant and I saw first-hand the issues faced by the Irish diaspora, so I have a personal commitment to Innisfree’s work.”
Kevin takes over from our outgoing Chair, Anne McLoughlin, who left the Board after 9 years of service, with our grateful thanks for her leadership at the helm of Innisfree. She will not be forgotten!
We are also pleased to welcome two new Board members, Nick Yandle and Brian Brady. Nick works at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority in the Cabinet Office as a Senior Policy Advisor, having previously worked at the National Housing Federation. And Brian is the Managing Director at Eco World International Ltd and has extensive residential development experience for leading national housebuilders and developers.