The g15 has today confirmed that Brendan Sarsfield, CEO of Family Mosaic and current vice chair of g15, will become chair when Keith Exford steps down in July. Brendan will be supported by Circle Housing Group’s CEO Mark Rogers who will take up the role of vice chair.
Brendan Sarsfield said: ‘These are turbulent times for housing in London, and the g15 is going from strength to strength in making sure it remains high on the political agenda. I look forward to building on the good work of Keith when I take over as Chair’.
Mark Rogers said: “I am delighted to take up this position, working closely with Brendan and the other g15 chief executives who are undoubtedly some of the best in the sector. There are both challenges and opportunities in London around creating more homes, supporting communities and providing good housing services to a range of customers. With g15 members housing one in ten Londoners, we are ideally placed to do this and I look forward to helping lead the group through these times of change.”
The g15 is a group of the Capital’s largest housing associations which makes a significant contribution to London life: by ploughing profits back into building new homes, improving existing housing stock, and developing and delivering services to residents and neighbourhoods. Its objective is to build diverse and sustainable communities, places where people want to live now and in the future. It also works closely with central, regional and local government, with private and voluntary partners, and with residents to improve the quality of life for Londoners. The g15 makes a significant contribution to London life. Collectively, g15 housing associations house around one in ten Londoners and manage around 410,000 homes.
Together, g15 builds approximately 10,000 new homes every year. It also invests over £25m annually in economic and community development to create thriving, sustainable neighbourhoods across the capital – in areas such as employment, skills, education, health and well-being, volunteering, financial inclusion, family intervention, welfare benefits support, supporting older and vulnerable people and engaging younger people.
The g15 is committed to pushing housing up the political agenda to tackle London’s acute affordable housing shortage.