We are pleased to announce Martin Wheatley as our new Chair of the Board from 1st November. 

Martin Wheatley CHS Board Chair

Martin Wheatley is a specialist in governance, research and advice in the fields of housing, planning, social policy, public service management and the environment. He has over 20 years’ experience at national and local level where he has focussed particularly on strong internal leadership skills and developing sector partnerships and coalitions. Martin has 6 years’ experience on the Board of another housing association where he chaired their Business Effectiveness and People Committee.  He also chairs the Croydon Independent Housing Improvement Board which provides advice and independent assurance to Croydon Council on improving their housing service. He grew up in Cambridge and has recently moved back to the area. 

In his new role, Martin will lead the Board in setting the strategy of CHS Group and ensuring it delivers excellent service for its customers and great value for money. 

Speaking about his appointment, Martin said: “I am so pleased to be joining CHS Group as Chair of the Board. With its crucial, broad range of services, the organisation does so much to help people and communities in and around Cambridgeshire and I look forward to taking that forward in the years ahead.” 

Martin takes over as Chair of the Board from Heidi Allen, and Nigel Howlett, CHS Group’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that someone with Martin’s expertise and experience is now leading our Board.  The Board’s role is integral to driving our mission through some challenging wider economic pressures and at a time when our services are needed more than ever.  We thank Heidi for her work as Chair over the last year and are delighted that she is staying on the Board.”