Co-op Homes appoints new Managing Director

Co-op Homes (South) Limited appoints new Managing Director

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed John Baldwin as our new Managing Director. He will be joining us on the 14 March. John is a hugely experienced housing professional with a deep knowledge of operations and strategy across a wide range of disciplines.

He has 12 years’ experience at an executive level at Metropolitan Thames Valley, Thames Valley Housing Association and in Director positions at Notting Hill Housing Trust and has led on transformation, business strategy, service design, digital and integration work.

Most recently as a consultant he has developed operating models for newly registered housing providers, advised on and drafted policy, delivered a Local Authority Housing Strategy, completed a range of end to end service reviews, conducted research into change management, drafted and negotiated housing management contracts and advised on transformation programmes.

John said: “I’m really excited to be working in the co-op sector and with so many diverse organisations. I’m looking forward to building partnerships that deliver the best outcomes for everyone and can’t wait to get going. I will be in touch with all key stakeholders as soon as possible after I start."

The news comes after a robust and competitive recruitment process that involved Co-Op Homes Board, employees and other key stakeholders.

We'd also like to take the opportunity to thank Jitinder Takhar for her drive and positive contribution to the organisation whilst interim MD.