The care specialist association has made a number of top-level changes

Retirement living housing association Housing 21 has shuffled its executive team and permanently appointed Andrew Shaw as chief financial officer (CFO).

Shaw took up the role as CFO on an interim basis in January, having served as head of finance and accounting for the Birmingham-based organisation for the previous three years, and worked for the organisation for a decade.

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Housing 21’s CFO Andrew Shaw

Former executive directors Kris Peach and Pam Mastrantonio have been promoted to managing directors for Housing 21’s independent and retirement living operations, according to a trading update.

The former executive director of people and systems, Amina Graham, is leaving the organisation and her role will not be replaced.

Bruce Moore, Chief Executive, said “Appointing Andrew Shaw as chief financial officer will help to ensure we have a strong corporate financial framework upon which we can continue to grow, providing quality homes and services for older people who need them most. “ 

The not-for-profit’s last annual turnover was £251.5m. Housing 21 manages more than 23,300 properties in England, offering retirement living options for rent, purchase and shared ownership. 

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In October, Michael McDonagh was appointed interim chair of Housing 21, following the resignation of Stephen Hughes who had served 10 years.

Housing 21 said in October it is recruiting for a new chair to take over in 2024. A delay to the recruitment process was caused by potential merger discussions with affordable retirement living charity The ExtraCare Charitable Trust (ECCT) which have since been shelved.

Last July, the care specialist’s financial results showed its development output dropped 58% year-on-year. It is now aiming to increase development to 400 homes a year, rather than its previous target of 800 homes a year.