Co-Ownership Housing appoints Mark Graham as Chief Executive Officer

Co-Op HousingBelfast, September 29, 2016. Mark Graham has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Co-Ownership Housing, Northern Ireland’s primary provider of shared ownership. Mark will be responsible for guiding the organisation through a review period to better meet the needs of its customers and to introduce new affordable housing products, designed to increase the supply of affordable housing in Northern Ireland.

“Mark has a very strategic understanding of housing in Northern Ireland,” said Sid McDowell, Chair of Co-Ownership Housing. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Co-Ownership with a proven track record in managing change. Mark also has a very clear vision for Co-Ownership Housing and understands the needs of our multiple stakeholders. This is invaluable for Co-Ownership Housing, as we embrace the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

“I am delighted to have been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Co-Ownership Housing,” said Mark Graham. “This is a time of change –  not only for the organisation but in government and in the housing sector. I believe that collaboration is needed within the housing sector and at government level to address the lack of housing supply in NI, across all tenures. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead and to the future role Co-Ownership will play in helping to create sustainable communities across Northern Ireland.”

Mark joined Co-Ownership Housing in 2015, as Executive Director of Property and Development. Previous to this, he spent 30 years at the Housing Executive in a number of high-profile roles, where he oversaw a change-management programme that resulted in the organisation receiving a UK Excellence Award, one of the highest honours any organisation can achieve, for demonstrating excellence across its business.

For media information, please contact: Roisin Duffy, Head of Marketing and Communications at Co-Ownership Housing on 07900816185 or 028 90327276 ext 645 or email rduffy@co-ownership.org.

About Co-Ownership Housing

Co-Ownership Housing is Northern Ireland’s primary provider of shared ownership. It is a registered housing association and industrial and provident society, regulated and funded by the Department for Communities. The organisation is governed by a Board of Management, made up of voluntary, non-executive directors. Co-Ownership Housing employs 50 staff. For more information on Co-Ownership Housing, please visit www.co-ownership.org