Meet Hastoe's Chair of the Board, Lindy Morgan

13 May 2022

Lindy Morgan was appointed as Hastoe's Chair of the Board on 12 May 2022. She succeeded Ed Buscall who retired after 7 years as Chair and a total of 9 years as a Board member.

Lindy has previously held a range of executive and non-executive positions including director of Sovereign Development Consortium and chair of Westworks Procurement Ltd. Lindy was on the Board of Abri Housing Association for 11 years; 4 years as vice chair and the last 3 years as chair.

My passion for affordable homes began when I went through homelessness and then became a tenant, firstly of a local authority and then a housing association.

Lindy is very clear about her priorities. Residents lie at the heart of everything she does. “Listening to our customers and delivering services that ensure customer satisfaction sits at the top of my agenda alongside making sure we maximise our opportunities to deliver more quality, affordable and sustainable homes for future generations."

I hate waste and reinventing the wheel and therefore support a collaborative approach striving to work effectively and efficiently.

Lindy is very aware of the financial pressures on residents: “Through my position as Chair, and working together with the whole Hastoe team, I am ambitious to see us help address housing and economic inequalities that many of our customers face, particularly in our rural communities. I am acutely aware that rising energy and food bills are leading to a cost-of-living crisis particularly for those on the lowest incomes and, with many of our houses in rural locations, the cost of travel is exacerbating the issue. Members of the Board are very aware of the difficulties facing people and we are determined to do what we can to help.

“I am a passionate believer in the right to a decent home that is affordable and the important fundamental role a home plays in the sustainability and strength of communities. My 30 years of housing experience has been based mainly around new homes development as well as mixed use regeneration for local authorities, housing associations and community groups.”

Lindy lives in between Bristol and Bath with her husband, dog and elderly mum who they care for.

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