The chief executive of the Regulator of Social Housing will stay on in the role after previously announcing that she would be standing down.

Fiona MacGregor had said she’d be leaving the position due to family circumstances; however, she will now be staying on. Jonathan Walters, the RSH’s Deputy Chief Executive, assumed some additional responsibilities to support MacGregor, and these will continue into the New Year.

MacGregor has served as CEO since the inception of the RSH in October 2018 and prior to that as Executive Director of Regulation within the Homes and Communities Agency on an interim and then permanent basis since July 2015.

Bernadette Conroy, Chair of RSH, said: “I am delighted that Fiona is able to continue leading RSH at this important time for the social housing sector. The Board and I look forward to working closely with her, Jonathan and the rest of the RSH Executive team as we take forward our regulatory agenda.”