CHS Group, the Cambridgeshire charitable housing association and social enterprise, has appointed a new Chief Executive, Stephen Hills. Stephen was appointed acting Chief Executive in December 2022 and will take up the new permanent position on 30th January 2023.
Stephen joined CHS Group as Operations Director in July 2018. Previously, he was Director of Housing for South Cambridgeshire District Council, having worked as a housing consultant and lecturer at Sheffield Hallam and Middlesex Universities before that.
Speaking about the appointment, Chair of the Board at CHS Group, Martin Wheatley, said: “The CHS Group board is confident that Stephen has the expertise, knowledge, and experience to lead our organisation successfully and position it strongly for a future role delivering good homes, a broad range of services across Cambridgeshire, and a variety of other services promoting opportunity and wellbeing. The board and the whole team at CHS Group looks forward to working with Stephen over the coming years.”
Stephen commented: “I want to take the opportunity to thank each and every member of staff here at CHS Group for their unwavering hard work and commitment throughout the pandemic and the challenges faced in recent months. I am excited for the future of CHS Group and am completely committed to my new role as Chief Executive. I am looking forward to working together with staff, board members, stakeholders and members of the community in furthering our mission to ensure local people across Cambridgeshire achieve a better quality of life.”