bpha appoints new CEO

bpha is delighted to appoint Richard Hill as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Richard’s passion for housing has seen him hold leadership roles in the sector for nearly 20 years. He will join bpha from One Housing, where he has been CEO for over five years.

Prior to this, Richard was CEO at Spectrum Housing and has held senior leadership roles at the Homes and Communities Agency and the Housing Corporation. Richard is also the non-executive Chair of drugs and alcohol rehabilitation charity, Phoenix Futures, and is currently the Vice Chair of the G15 group of housing associations.

Paul Leinster, bpha Chair, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Richard to bpha. He brings extensive knowledge of the sector and is ideally placed to build on the excellent nine-year tenure of our retiring CEO, Kevin Bolt, in leading a successful organisation that is proud to be driven by its social purpose. Richard shares the desire of the bpha team to provide excellent, value for money services for our customers, and maintain and develop affordable, energy efficient, sustainable housing into the future.”

Richard Hill said: “I am excited and feel privileged to lead bpha, an excellent organisation that is clearly driven by its core values and social mission. I very much look forward to building on the very firm foundations left by Kevin, and working with customers, the bpha team and our partners, to embrace the opportunities and meet the challenges for bpha and our sector over the next few years.”

Kevin Bolt said: “I am very pleased to be handing over to Richard and am sure that bpha will go from strength to strength under his leadership.”

bpha will welcome Richard in May 2023 following Kevin Bolt’s retirement