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Rochford Housing announces new Board member

15 October 2015
Newly elected Rochford Housing member Edward Hardwick

Rochford Housing Association is delighted to announce that Edward Hardwick has been elected to its Board following a resident ballot held in August.

What is Rochford Housing Association’s Board of Management?

Edward joined Rochford Housing Association’s Board of Management, and working with staff, will help the Association to deliver the standards and agreements made to residents when their homes were transferred from Rochford District Council in 2007.

The role will bring a resident’s perspective to the leadership of the organisation, dealing with issues ranging from policies to finance.

About Edward

Prior to retirement, Edward was a trouble shooter for London Transport, as well as a union representative for the organisation’s staff members.

He currently lives in Rochford Housing’s sheltered accommodation and commented: “I feel I have the right experience and knowledge to make a difference as a tenant board member. Living in sheltered accommodation has given me a great insight into the needs of the sheltered residents.

“Honesty is vital to the role and I want the best service possible for all residents.”

Rochford Housing Association’s managing director, Emma Keegan, added: “A key part of the promise we made to our residents when we took on the management of homes in 2007 was to involve residents at a strategic level.

“I look forward to working with Edward and I am confident his support will be an asset as we consider new ways to deliver innovative services and ensure good governance and accountability to residents.”