Quote from Nick Abbey, Chair Hundred Houses Society
I am delighted to announce Matt Thomas as the new CEO at Hundred Houses Society. The Board and team are looking forward to welcoming Matt and working alongside him to deliver our mission ‘Great Value, Better Services, More Homes.’
Matt is currently a self-employed business consultant who has mainly been working with BPHA (Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association) since October 2016. Matt has led on a number of key projects and reviews for BPHA and has also worked as an interim manager.
Matt is an experienced housing professional with an extensive senior, executive and consultancy background. He began his career in housing in 1998 as a Housing Officer with Pavilion Housing Association where he went on to hold other roles. He joined Whitefriars in Coventry in 2002 first as Area Service Manager for three years, and then Business Development Manager for 5 years. In 2010, he became Assistant Director for Housing for Charnwood Neighbourhood Housing and after 2 years was promoted to Director of Operations and Deputy CEO. He left in 2012 (when the Council took the Arms Length Management organisation back in house) and set up his own interim and business consultancy. Matt worked with a number of clients during this time including a long term assignment with WM Housing, focused on fuel poverty and sustainability work. In 2014 he was appointed Director of Housing at Flagship (the biggest housing group in the East), leaving two years later following a re-structure. Matt has an MBA and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Matt has fed back how impressed he was by HHS during the whole recruitment exercise. He enjoyed meeting staff, members of the board, customers and partners and is very much looking forward to joining the team. Matt was impressed by our work at Eastfields, blending good quality modern housing with existing homes. Matt shares our focus on delivering the best possible service for our customers, while looking at how we can deliver more homes in Cambridge.