Two social landlords have announced the formation of a new common board.

Mount Green and Greenoak are both part of the Stonewater group and collectively manage more than 2,000 homes across Surrey and Sussex.

The housing providers say that establishing a common board will strengthen both organisations’ ability to meet the needs of their communities by working closely together and pooling their local knowledge and approaches.

The newly-formed common board has been appointed, following a selection process, from existing board members from both organisations, combining a wealth of cross-sector, as well as housing, experience.

Martin Large, who has worked in the housing sector as a non-executive director for more than ten years and has been chair of Greenoak since 2019, has been appointed as the new common board’s chair. He said: “Working together means we can strengthen our local service to Mount Green and Greenoak residents, while also leveraging the wider benefits of being part of the Stonewater group.”

The announcement coincides with Mount Green’s current chair David Hunter stepping down from his role after nearly four years. Mr Hunter will remain a member of the board until the autumn to support a smooth transition.