The 84,000-home housing association has selected Kirsten Keegan to join the group’s executive team

SNG has hired Kirsten Keegan as the group’s new general counsel, a role which will provide strategic leadership on legal affairs, regulatory compliance and risk management.

Kirsten Keegan

Kirsten Keegan has joined SNG after leading a global team of attorneys at JP Morgan for over 11 years

Keegan will be in charge of SNG’s legal affairs, following the merger between Sovereign and Network Homes in October last year. 

Keegan joins SNG from global banking firm JP Morgan, where she held senior roles for more than ten years. Most recently, she led the global legal team supporting the payments business within its Corporate & Investment Bank.

Before JP Morgan, she headed legal teams at Barclays Bank and was an associate at global law firm, DLA Piper.

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SNG manages  84,000 homes across the south of England including London and is aiming to build 25,000 more homes over the next ten years.

Mark Washer, group chief executive of SNG said that Keegan brings strong strategic leadership experience and that he looks forward to her being an active voice in SNG’s executive team, adding that: “Housing associations are seeing significant change in our regulatory environment, and we want to be sure we are delivering for our current and future customers while meeting all our responsibilities.”

Kirsten Keegan, incoming group general counsel at SNG, said: “There has never been greater need for the work that SNG does to provide good, affordable homes for people so I’m hugely excited to get started. While there will necessarily be a focus on the regulatory changes that are underway in the sector, I’m also looking forward to supporting the whole organisation to deliver its social purpose through its corporate plan.”