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Colchester Borough Homes appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of CEO

Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) has announced the appointment of Philip Sullivan as the organisation’s next CEO. Gareth Mitchell, the current CEO of CBH, will be retiring in May following five years in the role.

Philip Sullivan, the current Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) is expected to take up his new role at CBH later this year. He brings with him 20 years of housing experience and working with and supporting Boards and Committees. 

Dirk Paterson, Chair of the CBH Board said: ‘I’m delighted that from an extremely strong field of candidates, we have made an outstanding appointment to continue the excellent work of the outgoing CEO. CBH Board, staff and stakeholders were impressed with his ability and leadership at interview and his outstanding track record in delivering good quality homes.

We know that he will lead a team that will deliver for residents, inspire staff and work well with the board. I look forward to working closely with Philip to deliver an ambitious strategy for the long term goals of Colchester.’

Philip Sullivan, incoming Chief Executive Officer said: ‘I’m very excited to be joining Colchester Borough Homes. Like CBH, I am highly motivated and results driven, creating innovative solutions to create great homes and communities. I am all about delivering excellent housing for customers at great value and I’ll relish the opportunity to do that in Colchester. I look forward to working with the excellent CBH team and building on Gareth Mitchell’s legacy.’

Gareth Mitchell, outgoing Chief Executive Officer said: ‘‘I am really pleased to be handing over to someone with such a strong track record. I have no doubt that Philip will bring a huge amount to Colchester Borough Homes, our residents and our communities.”