Manchester duo confirmed in HCA senior team

Sir Bob Kerslake, chief executive of the new Homes and Communities Agency, has confirmed the recruitment of two leading Manchester City Council executives to his inaugural senior management team.

Eamonn Boylan, deputy chief executive of Manchester, takes up one of three corporate directorships. He will work alongside Trevor Beattie, director of corporate strategy at English Partnerships, and Richard Hill, director of investment at the Housing Corporation.

The HCA will combine English Partnerships with the Housing Corporation and the regeneration programmes handled by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Deborah McLaughlin, currently director of housing at Manchester, becomes the North West regional director of the HCA.

Paul Spooner, currently regional director for the North West and West Midlands at English Partnerships, becomes HCA regional director of the West Midlands

Sir Bob said: "I've recruited a team of talented individuals, passionate about delivery, with outstanding leadership qualities who share my vision for delivering thriving places where people want, and can afford, to live.

"It's an impressive senior team with a pivotal role to play in housing and regeneration."

The HCA will have more than 900 staff and an annual budget of around £5bn when it takes effect in December.

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