Sunderland-based housing association, Gentoo Group, has appointed Peter Lenehan as its new Executive Director of Finance.
Peter brings 15 years of senior financial management experience to the post and has worked for a number of social and residential housing providers, including North Star Housing Group and Home Group. His most recent position was Executive Director, Resources for Beyond Housing where he oversaw all financial matters in the merger of Coast & Country Housing and Yorkshire Coast Homes.
Keith Loraine OBE, Gentoo Group’s Chair said: “This is an exciting time for Gentoo and the Group Board and I are delighted to welcome someone of Peter’s calibre to our senior team.
“Peter has a wealth of experience in the social housing sector and the financial expertise to support the strategic growth of our organisation.
“We are focused on providing great homes to the people of Sunderland and we have every confidence that Peter will help us continue to deliver that vision.”
Speaking about his appointment, Peter Lenehan said: “I’m delighted to be joining Gentoo and can’t wait to get started.
“I have been really impressed by Gentoo’s commitment to its customers and the neighbourhoods it serves. I am looking forward to working with the Group Board,
executive team and dedicated staff to continue to deliver fantastic services to tenants and communities across Sunderland.”
The appointment is the latest in a series of senior changes at Gentoo, which include Carol Long recently joining the Group Board and Nigel Wilson set to take up the Chief Executive position in January 2019. Peter Lenehan will join Gentoo as Executive Director of Finance in February 2019.