Bill takes on the chairman’s role for housing provider

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Not-for-profit provider Four Housing, which manages more than 5,000 homes in the North East, has announced the appointment of a new chairman.

Bill Worth – the former chief executive of North Durham NHS Trust and former chairman of governors at Durham Johnston School – will head Four Housing’s board.

Mr Worth’s term as chairman will see him guide the other board members as they make key decisions to enhance and expand the services provided by Four Housing.

“I am privileged to have been appointed chairman at a time when our customers are experiencing high levels of satisfaction with the services we provide,” he said.

“I am fortunate to have the support of a very able board, senior management team and a high calibre of staff.

“However, the difficult economic climate coupled with reform to the welfare system presents a challenge to the organisation. It is my responsibility to work with the board and senior management team to ensure that this challenge is managed effectively, and that Four Housing continues to innovate, grow and deliver excellent services to all of its customers.”

Mr Worth’s background includes time spent in senior management in the healthcare sector in Gateshead and South Tyneside.

Paul Tanney, CEO of Four Housing, said: “We’re delighted that Bill has agreed to take on this role and look forward to working with him to continue Four Housing’s success.”