Innisfree Housing Association has appointed former Homes for Haringey Managing Director, Sean McLaughlin, as its new Chair. He succeeds Kevin Hartnett.
Sean commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Innisfree at such an important moment for people who need social housing, especially people from immigrant communities. Outstanding small associations like Innisfree provide vital services at community level and have a lot to teach the rest of the sector about achieving better outcomes for our residents. It’s never been more important to stand up for new communities and shout about the fantastic contribution they make. I love how Innisfree is so proud of its Irish roots, and so determined to learn from the experience of Irish people to help all communities enjoy safe, secure, comfortable and affordable homes.”
John Delahunty, CEO at Innisfree, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sean as our new Chair. He brings extensive experience of strategy, frontline service delivery and governance – and his Donegal roots!”
Sean McLaughlin is currently also Chair of New River College, Islington and Barnsbury Housing Association. He is an independent consultant and, prior to his role at Homes for Haringey, was Corporate Director of Housing & Adult Services at Islington Council.