Our chair

Responsibility for chairing the G15 rotates between our members every two years. We’re currently chaired by Paul Hackett, chief executive of Optivo.

Paul Hackett

Paul Hackett has been working in the housing association sector since 1989.

Paul led AmicusHorizon as CEO from 2012 until the company merged with Viridian to create Optivo in 2017.

He was previously executive director for development and new business for Moat and spent eight years at L&Q. Paul is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Helen Evans

Helen Evans is chief executive of Network Homes and the current vice-chair of the G15.

Helen joined Network Homes in March 2010, having previously been chief executive of Brent Housing Partnership.

She has a background in London’s local government, having begun her career at Southwark Council and subsequently becoming assistant director of housing at Brent Council.

Helen will be the next chair of the G15, taking over the responsibility in June 2019.

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