Your Homes Newcastle appoint new chair

Newcastle City Council has appointed Jo Boaden as the new Chair of Your Homes Newcastle, the organisation which manages Newcastle’s 26,000 council homes.

Jo has been Chief Executive at Northern Housing Consortium, a membership organisation for housing providers across the North since 2010.

Before that she was Director of Information for Business and Enterprise North East with responsibility for policy, partnerships and performance including a lead role with local authorities, Government departments, One North East and other key stakeholders.

She has worked at a senior level in housing for a number of years including with Newcastle City Council as an Area Director and as the Director for Bridging Newcastle Gateshead.

She will succeed Olivia Grant, who is standing down in September after three years as Chair of Your Homes Newcastle.

Ms Grant said: “I am delighted that YHN will be able to welcome Jo as the new Chair. She brings a wealth of expertise and understanding of the housing sector at a challenging time and I know she will help steer the organisation on a successful path.”