Cobalt Housing chief executive to retire

Alan Rogers has worked at the Liverpool-based housing association for more than 11 years.

Rogers began his career at Liverpool City Council in 1979. After more than two decades with the council, he joined Riverside Housing where he was the assistant director for housing market renewal. He joined Liverpool Housing Trust as director of regeneration in 2005 and Cobalt in 2010.

Cobalt’s board will begin the recruitment process for Rogers’s replacement this week. Rogers will continue to work at Cobalt until a new chief executive has been hired and a transition handover has completed.

“Whoever takes my place is a very lucky person having a great network of tenants to work with alongside a first-rate staff team and an understanding board who realise the importance of Cobalt to the people of Fazakerley and Sparrow Hall, Croxteth, Norris Green and Clubmoor,” Rogers said.

Rogers said the decision to retire was a difficult one.

“I leave Cobalt in a very strong position in terms of performance, staffing and board membership and am confident that we will continue to go from strength to strength,” he said.

“There are too many people to thank for all the help and support that they have given me over the 11 years I have been in Cobalt, but I want to say that it has been an honour and a privilege to be part of Cobalt’s journey. However, I would like to give a special mention to our involved tenants, who have been a constant with Cobalt since the very beginning. The tenant’s voice is important, and the help, support, and advice you have given over the years has been vital to our development.”

Cobalt was created in 2003. In 2017, it de-merged from its parent company Symphony Housing Group, which is now Onward. Cobalt manages and maintains 6,000 affordable homes in North Liverpool.

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