LMH welcomes Paul Burns as new Chair of Board

Liverpool Mutual Homes is pleased to announce that Paul Burns will be the new Chair of the LMH Board, with effect from 1st April 2017.

Paul, who has extensive Board experience in the public and private sectors, will succeed Bill Lacey upon the completion of his nine-year tenure as Chair.

As a barrister and Head of the Local Government and Social Housing Department at Exchange Chambers in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, Paul brings with him a wealth of expertise in the not-for-profit housing sector. His knowledge in such areas as housing management, property law and human rights together with his clear focus on governance will be a major asset at Board level.

Paul said, “I am delighted to be joining LMH and to work alongside its highly talented Board and Executive Team to ensure our strategic objectives are met.

“I’m looking forward to helping the association deliver on its commitment to build more affordable homes across the city-region, whilst maintaining a firm focus on value for money and the highest standards of governance and customer service.”

Bill Lacey steps down from the Board, having served the maximum permitted tenure as LMH’s Chair, and led the organisation’s Board since inception.

Bill said, “I am proud that LMH has continued its ambitious development plans, despite the challenges that social housing has faced over the last nine years. It has been a privilege to lead an organisation that improves lives and enhances neighbourhoods.”

LMH Chief Executive Steve Coffey said, “We are extremely pleased that Paul has agreed to become our new Chair. His experience will be very valuable in taking the association forward as we continue to grow and diversify whilst remaining true to our mission and our commitment to providing value for money.

“I would like to thank Bill Lacey on behalf of everyone at LMH. Bill has been instrumental in helping the Board and Executive Team fulfil promises made during the 2008 stock transfer and in our subsequent evolution into a strong, diversified housing group.  He can justifiably have Pride in Our Homes and be Proud of Our Neighbourhoods.”