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Yorkshire Housing has announced the appointment of four new board members.

The four new board members bring with them over 50 years combined experience across a variety of business areas.

Isabel Hunt has nearly 20 years’ executive level experience in service design, digital transformation and customer-facing roles, most recently at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and NHS Digital based in Leeds. Leann Hearne is Chief Executive of Livv Housing Group and brings a wealth of experience from the commercial, not-for-profit and regulated sectors. Matt Blake is a Chartered Management Accountant and has over 15 years’ experience working in a variety of treasury, accounting and analytical roles within the financial services industry and Jacqueline Esimaje-Heath is an experienced Real Estate Director, with over 20 years’ senior level experience and a background of working within both the public and private sectors. She is also currently Regional Development Director for London North at L&Q.

The board, made up of 10 members, works closely with the committees and directors at Yorkshire Housing to ensure the organisation has a robust approach to governance and achieves the highest standards of accountability. The board also ensures that business is dealt with effectively, decisions are taken at the most appropriate level and the results of those decisions enhance performance.

Yorkshire Housing Chair of the Board, Will Lifford said: “I am delighted that Isabel, Leann, Matt and Jacqueline have joined the Yorkshire Housing board. They each bring a unique mix of experience, expertise and insights and will add a lot of value to how we work and our performance.


“We want to make it possible for our customers to have a place that they’re proud to call home and want to be the first choice in Yorkshire for anyone who wants to rent or buy a home. We look forward to working with our committee members and directors at Yorkshire Housing to achieve this vison.”