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Williamsburgh appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Management Committee of Williamsburgh Housing Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Joe McBride as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Joe takes up the role in January 2020, with a strong commitment to consolidating what has already been achieved and building upon the organisation’s strengths as it moves forward into a new period in its history following their recent 40th anniversary celebrations.


Commenting on Joe’s appointment, Williamsburgh’s Chairperson, Margaret Symons said;


"We are delighted that, following a rigorous recruitment exercise, Joe has been appointed as our new CEO.  The recruitment process attracted a strong response from an impressive range of candidates and Joe stood out as the best candidate because of his forward thinking and vision for our Association.  We are a successful organisation and want to continue with that success by further developing the services that we provide to our tenants.  Joe has some exciting ideas about the strategic direction of our Association and the Management Committee is looking forward to progressing these along with him."


Responding to Margaret Symons, Joe said "I am both honoured and excited to be appointed as Chief Executive of Williamsburgh Housing Association.  Williamsburgh has grown and changed immeasurably over the past 40 years and I have a clear vision as to how we continue to develop as an Association, building on our strengths and ensuring that we continue to modernise to meet our customer’s needs for the future.  I am proud to take on this appointment, particularly at the start of a new decade, and am looking forward to working with our customers, the staff team and the Management Committee to write the next chapter of our history."


Joe originally joined the Senior Management Team of Williamsburgh Housing Association as the Finance Manager in February 2002.  Prior to joining Williamsburgh, Joe worked in various senior roles within NHS Finance and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountants.

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