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Group Chief Executive, Ray Brookes announces his retirement in June 2020


On the 27th March 2020, The Community Housing Group, celebrates its 20th anniversary as a provider of homes and services to customers across the Wyre Forest District.

Under the leadership of Group Chief Executive, Ray Brookes, the Group has become one of the largest employers in the district delivering a responsive community-based service, which has benefitted customers, the local community and the wider environment.

We enjoy the highest rating for governance and viability from our Regulator and are proud to have achieved many accolades for quality including Investors in People Gold, a Midlands Excellence award for large companies and a range of kite marks and accreditations.

This year Ray will celebrate his 65th birthday and at his request the Group Board has agreed his retirement at the end of June 2020 to coincide with the 20-year anniversary.


Ray Brookes said:

‘I am proud to say that I’ve been Chief Executive of the Group from the beginning.

I’ve enjoyed working with some great colleagues during my time with the Group and together with our customers and partners, we’ve built a strong and successful business.

I’m confident that I leave behind me a strong leadership team who will continue to drive the business forward under a new Group Chief Executive’’

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Group Board, my fellow colleagues, customers and partners who have made the last 20-years so successful and enjoyable’’


Group Chair, Andrew Foster said:

“On behalf of the Board I want to thank Ray for all he has achieved as Chief Executive over 20 years with The Community Housing Group. When he leaves us at the end of June, he will leave behind a thriving organisation that employs 520 local people, has built over 500 homes, with a further 500 in the pipeline and plays a key role in the local economy and Wyre Forest community.

The Board wishes him a very happy retirement, and he will leave with our very best wishes.

We will shortly start the process for appointing a new Chief Executive and hope to have that person in post in Autumn 2020.

We look forward to celebrating Ray’s achievements over the coming months, as we celebrate 20 years of The Community Housing Group”

A series of celebratory events and publicity campaigns on services are planned for the coming months.





Published - 24 Feb 2020