New bosses at Thirteen Group
Housing organisation The Thirteen Group will 'continue to drive forward projects set to benefit the North East' after appointing new chairmen to four of its five partners.
The non-executive chairmen have joined Erimus Housing, Housing Hartlepool, Tristar Homes and Thirteen Care and Support, and have all become members of the Thirteen Group board.
Brian Dinsdale, currently vice chairman of the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation, has taken up the position at Erimus Housing, while Dr Mark Simpson, dean of the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law at Teesside University, will have the same role at Tristar Homes.
Senior lecturer at the Northumbria University Julie Clarke becomes chairman at Housing Hartlepool and Gill Rollings, the former chief executive of Middlesbrough Council, becomes the very first chairman at newly-formed Thirteen Care and Support.
Thirteen's deputy chief executive Cath Purdy said the new employees have "big shoes to fill" following the "hugely influential" presence of those they are succeeding.
"The boards of Thirteen’s partners are an integral part of our success and our chairman's role in each partner company requires outstanding leadership and experience," said Purdy.
"As a newly formed housing group, it is great that we have attracted well respected business experts in the region to join us.
"With these new appointments, the Thirteen Group will continue to drive forward innovative projects that are benefitting the region."