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Salix Homes chief executive Lee Sugden has announced he will move on from his role by the end of the current financial year.
Sugden joined the organisation as CEO in December 2014 to lead the organisation through the housing stock transfer from Salford City Council.
As CEO, he has overseen Salix’s development from new organisation to a respected housing association in Salford and Greater Manchester, playing a leading role in Building Safety in the sector.
Speaking about his departure, Lee said: “It has been a pleasure leading Salix Homes over the last six years, working with a talented, dedicated and committed team who strive to make a difference every day to the lives of those who live in our communities.
“Salix is in a great position with an ambitious affordable development programme, some fantastic partnerships in place and a positive regulatory judgement, all supported by an amazing team of people. The time is right for me to move on knowing all these are in place for the future.
I will continue to lead Salix as chief executive until my successor is found. We have recently launched a new corporate plan and I very much look forward to working with my successor to start delivering on our ambitions.”
Salix Homes chair Jim Battle said: “I want to thank Lee both on behalf of the board and personally for the fantastic contribution he has made to Salix, our residents and the city of Salford since we became an independent housing association almost six years ago.
"His leadership has seen our organisation flourish into what it is today and his legacy is something to be very proud of. I know Lee intends to continue contributing to our sector and on behalf of the board I wish him well for the future.
"Our search for Lee’s successor will begin immediately to secure the unique blend of skills to continue our leading role in the sector and to guide the Salix team through our next chapter. We will be working towards a smooth handover and transition by the start of the new financial year.”