of the housing corporation by recruiting a new member to bring
further knowledge and experience of the assessment and regulation of
financial risk to the board.
be advertised in the Financial Times yesterday.
Ms Armstrong said:
'This is a challenge for someone with an interest in helping to
provide decent homes for those in need. The housing corporation has
responsibility for regulating registered social landlords and for
protecting the substantial sums it invests in social housing each
year. I am looking for a board member who can help the corporation
achieve those key objectives.
'I am planning to look for one further member this year who can
reflect tenant interests on the board. I expect to start that
process in the spring.
'I recently reappointed George Cracknell to the board and I will
reappoint Julia Unwin when her current term expires in February.
Following several recent changes on the board, this will ensure a
blend of experience and new ideas.'