Boss of 66,000-home association recognised for services to housing

Kate Davies has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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Kate Davies, chief executive, Notting Hill Genesis

The chief executive of 66,000-home housing association Notting Hill Genesis has been recognised for her services to housing.

Davies has been chief executive of Notting Hill for 18 years, leading the organisation into a large merger with fellow housing association Genesis in 2018. Prior to this she served as chief executive of Servite Houses and director of housing in Brighton and Hove.

Davies said: “I am completely overwhelmed to receive this honour, especially in the Queen’s Jubilee year. It is a challenging time for housing associations, and we aren’t always flavour of the month, so it is heart-warming to see the contribution we make to the housing sector and the country reflected in this way.”

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Notting Hill 1,342 built new homes in 2021/22 and completed 683 in the first six months of this year. Nearly four in 10 of the homes delivered were for social or affordable rent.

Other housing people on the honours list include Kate Thompson, head of extra care services at Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, who receives an OBE.