A new partnership between Coast & Country Housing and Yorkshire Coast Homes has launched with the appointment of a chief executive.
Rosemary Du Rose becomes Beyond Housing’s first chief executive, joining from Home Group where, as executive director of operations, she was responsible for the delivery of services to leasehold, rented and supported customers in 55,000 homes and led a team of over 2,000 colleagues across the UK.
Prior to joining Home Group in 2009, Rosemary’s career had centred on the retail, telecoms and insurance sectors, including senior roles at O2 and Legal & General.
She will take up her new position early in the new year and Owen Ingram, currently interim chief executive at Yorkshire Coast Homes, will act as interim CEO of Beyond Housing.
Beyond Housing serves customers in more than 15,000 homes across the north east and North Yorkshire.
Its combined scale and resources will allow it to do more for customers and communities.
“I am very proud to be the first chief executive of Beyond Housing, an organisation which has all the elements for a very bright future,” said Rosemary.
“I’m sure there will be some challenges as the two organisations integrate, but both have fantastic teams and a very similar ethos to my own of putting the customer at the heart of everything. It’s a really exciting time and I am really looking forward to the new year and the new role.”
James Hayward, chair of shadow board for Beyond Housing, said: “The journey for Coast & Country and Yorkshire Coast Homes started back in early 2017.
“Our initial exploratory conversations captured a bold vision of a new organisation which would truly go beyond what either organisation could achieve individually and make it a new housing force in the region.
“Our customers sit at the heart of this and will continue to be the focus of everything we do and our name, Beyond Housing, perfectly reflects the ethos of the new organisation.
“Customers will not see any material change to their day to day interaction, other than they are now customers of Beyond Housing rather than the previous organisations.”
• Pictured above (left to right): Beyond Housing director of property and development Tom Hainey, director of customers and communities Tracy O’Neill, chief executive Rosemary Du Rose, director of resources Peter Lenehan and chair of shadow board James Hayward.