A north-western housing provider has announced the appointment of a new permanent CEO.

Mike Parkin has been acting as interim CEO of ForHousing since last September and prior to that was the Group’s chief operating officer.

According to ForHousing, Mike has an excellent track record across a number of different organisations, with nine years in housing and 20 years operating at an executive and board level. He will formally start the role on 1 April 2023

Paul Kennedy, ForHousing chair, said: “I am very pleased to announce that following a rigorous process with a number of high-calibre candidates, Mike Parkin has been successful in securing the permanent role of Chief Executive Officer at ForHousing.

“Mike has a wealth of experience along with excellent strategic and leadership skills. He brings clarity, structure, stability and a strong customer-focused mindset to the organisation.

“The Board has full confidence he is the right person to steer us through current and future challenges. Mike will lead the organisation forward to positively impact the lives of our social housing tenants.”

Mike Parkin, ForHousing CEO, said: “I am delighted and feel honoured to have the opportunity to lead ForHousing, working with fantastic colleagues, partners and tenants.  My focus is firmly on continuing to make improvements to increase tenant satisfaction.

“The ForHousing Executive Management Team and I remain committed to working in partnership to continue to make positive changes following a challenging period. We are looking ahead with a revitalised focus to deliver safe homes and excellent, equitable services for tenants, as well as a great place to work for colleagues.”

Prior to joining ForHousing, Mike was Director of Finance and Resources at North Wales Police. He is a chartered accountant, a volunteer junior football coach and lives in Merseyside with his family.