One Manchester hires executive director 

The housing provider has appointed Kevin Williams as executive director of growth and assets, replacing Dave Williams who is leaving the company. 

Kevin Williams will join One Manchester later this year from The Guinness Partnership where he has spent the last three-and-a-half years as director of asset and growth strategy. 

His main focus will be to drive One Manchester’s growth and regeneration programmes, as well as ensuring existing assets are maintained and improved to meet required standards of safety and sustainability. 

Kevins Williams said: “One Manchester is a fantastic organisation, with a proud track record and very exciting future. 

“I am really looking forward to helping expand on the successes to date, building and maintaining quality homes which benefit One Manchester’s people and places.” 

One Manchester’s chief executive Nic Kershaw said: “Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and local connections to One Manchester, and we’re very excited to have him on board. 

“Having someone who understands our communities was so important to this appointment, and I’m pleased that we’re welcoming Kevin to our team.”

One Manchester, which employs 432 staff, had plans for 140 homes in Newton Heath approved by Manchester City Council’s three-person delegated planning panel during lockdown.      

One Manchester was formed from a merger between two of Manchester’s largest housing associations, City South and Eastlands Homes, in 2015.  

The organisation owns and manages more than 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester, according to its website. 

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