We’ve appointed a new Group Finance Director

Rita Akushie has been appointed the new Group Finance Director at Thames Valley Housing (TVH), taking over in April 2017.

Geeta Nanda, CEO of TVH said “I’m so pleased we’ve appointed Rita, as she’s bringing huge amounts of knowledge and experience in Finance, Treasury and business improvement with her. I’m she sure will be a fantastic asset to us. It’s an exciting time to be joining TVH as we set our strategic ambitions for 2020 and beyond. Our financial models and strength will be key to this, with Rita playing an important leadership role.”

Rita said “I’m really looking forward to joining TVH in April. I was attracted by their reputation for being innovative, ambitious and commercial. This role is an opportunity to help shape TVH’s future and work with colleagues to build an even stronger brand.”

Rita will be joining TVH from London-based Newlon Housing Trust, where she’s been Finance Director since 2004, and Deputy Chief Executive since 2009. Before that, she worked for Gateway Housing, Springboard Housing and Family Housing (now part of Family Mosaic).

TVH’s current Group Finance Director, Julian Turner, will be leaving for a new role in the commercial sector in the next month and TVH’s Deputy Finance Director, Laura Cooke, will be stepping in as Interim Group Finance Director.


Editors notes

If you would like more information about Thames Valley Housing, please contact Jenny Sandford, Head of Communications, on 020 8607 0879 or email her: jenny_sandford@tvha.co.uk

You can also find out more about TVH by going to www.tvha.co.uk

Follow TVH on Twitter @ThamesValleyHA

About Thames Valley Housing Association:

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 15,200 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish.  It provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.

In order to generate a profit to help fund our social purpose, we also have a market rent business called Fizzy Living; and a joint venture to build housing for sale, called Opal.


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