Dean Tufts joined the 38,000-home strong housing association in 1993 when it had just 1,500 properties

The executive director of A2Dominion responsible for finance and strategy has announced he is stepping down after 30 years with the business.

Dean Tufts will retire in January 2024, having helped grow the Hounslow-based housing association from 1,500 homes when he joined to 38,000 homes today.


Dean Tufts is retiring from A2Dominion after 30 years

The chartered accountant’s first role at A2Dominion in 1993 was as finance director. He oversaw the organisation across multiple mergers and a period of significant growth. 

He was appointed to his current role as executive director (finance and strategy) in 2009.

“It’s been a pleasure to be part of the growth and development of A2Dominion over the last 30 years,” Tufts said in a statement published on the London Stock Exchange.

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“During my time here the organisation has experienced a sustained period of change and growth and with it, I’ve experienced plenty of fresh challenges.”

He added: “I’ve really enjoyed working alongside my talented colleagues, sharing ideas and addressing challenges together - I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved. I will be leaving with plenty of happy memories and many valued friends and colleagues.”

Chief executive Ian Wardle thanked Tufts for his service, adding: “I know he will be missed by colleagues across the organisation, and I would like to wish him the very best for his retirement.”

The association, which posted £465m of turnover in 2021/22, will now look to appoint a successor.

A2 Dominion, which is part of the G15 housing association group in London, last year exceeded its target for development in the year, completing 971 new homes against a target of 953. It started work on 540 new homes against a target of 500.

In its 2021/22 financial statements a year ago, the group said it had 3,300 homes in its development pipeline.