Current deputy CEO will succeed Matt Harrison on 1 July

Great Places Housing Group has appointed Alison Dean to the role of chief executive.

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The 25,000-home association has announced current deputy chief executive Dean will take over the top job on 1 July, when current boss Matt Harrison stands down.

Dean, who is also executive director of people, culture and business improvement, has worked for the Manchester-based provider for more than 17 years in various roles.

In recent years Dean has been responsible for driving cultural change, improving services and building brand engagement at the group.

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Great Places has an aim of building between 9,000 homes between 2020 and 2030. A spokesperson earlier this month said it has completed 2,134 homes and is on site with around 2,000 more, with higher completions expected in the latter years of the 10-year programme.

The association last month secured £284m in sustainability-linked debt funding from three banks, which it will use to build new homes and improve existing stock.