Simon has been appointed the new CEO of The Pioneer Group, effective 25th May 2018.
“I’m delighted, humbled and privileged to lead a truly customer-led and customer focussed organisation. Peter Richmond has helped lead and sustain the internationally recognised regeneration of Castle Vale over the last 20 years leaving a strong legacy and an organisation with a clear sense of purpose. The Pioneer values are aligned to my own, a belief that social housing has an incredible power to unlock potential and make positive change in people’s lives. I am driven to continue to deliver for the people and communities we serve”. Click here to read the press release.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience of working in the social housing sector. Starting his housing career with Places for People in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He has also worked for Accent Group before more recently spending 8 years as Director of Housing at Wulvern Housing in South Cheshire. He left to establish his own Housing Consultancy to work as an associate with the Housing Quality Network specialising in resident engagement and scrutiny.
Simon studied Housing at Leeds Metropolitan University and has a Professional Certificate and Diploma in Housing and has been a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing since 2005. An experienced senior executive Simon has continued his professional development studying Strategic Leadership at Warwick Business School. He is also a Non-Executive Director on Group Board and Operations Committee with Incommunities in Bradford and Vice Chair of Birmingham North Independent Advisory Group with West Midlands Police.