New Suffolk Housing chairman vows to strengthen association

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The new chairman of Suffolk Housing has pledged to strengthen the association further following her appointment last week.

Carole Taylor-Brown, from Bury St Edmunds, was invited to join the board after spending three years as its in-dependent chair of audit.

She was elected as chairman at an AGM last week, replacing Richard Carter.

Mrs Taylor-Brown, a former NHS chief executive with a wealth of public sector experience, said: “Suffolk Hous-ing is a vibrant, outward-looking and innovative organisation with really strong values in place which come through in the way it provides services and engages with tenants.

“I am really pleased to have been elected as chair at what is a really exciting time. Although there will inevitably be challenges ahead, Suffolk Housing has a great team in place who have lots of fantastic ideas for working in partnership and further improving services.

“My goal is for us to maintain our financial stability while continuing to embrace change and explore all oppor-tunities which present themselves so that we can build on the strong foundations which Richard has left as his legacy.”

Mrs Taylor-Brown’s predecessor Richard Carter said: “It has been a privilege to be on the board and then chair of Suffolk Housing.”

Joyce Fenton is Suffolk Housing’s new vice-chairman.