Hastoe Chief Executive to retire next year

Hastoe has announced that its Chief Executive Sue Chalkley will be retiring next year, the exact date to be announced.

Sue has led Hastoe since 2007 and is co-chair of the Rural Housing Network. She was also the inaugural chair of the Rural Housing Alliance.

Ed Buscall, Hastoe’s Chair said: “Sue has led Hastoe for 10 years and has been an inspirational chief executive. As well as leading Hastoe through a decade of unprecedented change in the housing sector, she has tirelessly championed the cause of rural housing to successive governments and the media, and advocated for the vital role that specialist rural housing associations play in building new affordable homes in our rural communities. Everyone at Hastoe is incredibly proud of her achievements and she will be leaving with our fondest wishes for a long and happy retirement.

“Sue’s departure leaves some big shoes to fill and today we’re starting the process of recruiting her replacement. Sue and I have agreed that she will stay on until after the new Chief Executive has started, to ensure a smooth handover.”

Sue Chalkley said: “It has been a truly great privilege working for Hastoe and I am very proud to be able to retire from such an amazing organisation. Hastoe has a great sense of purpose and I am confident that its passion for rural communities, the environment and innovation will always be at the centre of everything it does.”

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