The Board of Halton Housing have announced that Sam Scott has been appointed as their new Group Chief Executive.

Sam will step into the role later this year following the retirement of Liz Haworth, after three years at the helm.

Currently Executive Director of Operations at Muir Group, Sam has worked in the social housing sector for over 25 years.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons.) in Housing Management and Development, Sam began his career with the Guinness Trust in Essex and has since enjoyed various housing management roles with housing associations nationally before joining Muir.

Sam has held a number of senior leadership positions at Muir and was appointed to the role of Executive Director of Operations in 2015.

On his appointment, Sam said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead Halton Housing and to build on the impressive foundations of previous achievements and successes.

“I look forward to working with the Board, colleagues, customers and partners to deliver on the commitments within the new Corporate Plan 2022-25 and to play my part in helping the organisation fulfil its purpose of improving people’s lives.”

Clive Deadman, Chair of the Board said: “Sam is a great fit for Halton Housing. The role drew significant interest, attracted by our reputation as a key player in the sector. Sam is fully behind our purpose and what we have set out to deliver for our customers in our neighbourhoods over the coming years, understanding our important role in Halton and the Liverpool City Region.

“I’d like to welcome Sam to Halton Housing and I am really looking forward to working with him and the rest of our team to deliver our plans”.

Clive added: “I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Liz for her leadership during these past 3 years and for her contribution in taking Halton Housing from strength to strength. Whilst the past two years have been extremely challenging for the housing sector, Liz’s dedication and vision has ensured that she leaves Halton Housing in the best possible position.”

Liz will continue to lead the Group in the coming months pending Sam joining the organisation.