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Ruth Cooke appointed to National Housing Federation Board

Ruth Cooke

Our Chief Executive Officer Ruth Cooke was recently appointed to the Board of the National Housing Federation (NHF).

The NHF is the trade body for housing associations in England whose members provide homes for more than six million people.

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the NHF said: “I’m delighted that Ruth has joined the board and will be sharing her perspective with us.

“The NHF Board seeks to represent the full breadth of its membership and as such it’s great to have a perspective from such a diverse organisation as GSA.”

Ruth will now serve an initial three-year term on the board alongside other housing associations, consultants and health professionals.

Commenting on her appointment Ruth said: “I applied to be on the NHF Board because I wanted to get involved in some of the great work the NHF is doing to raise the profile of our sector and shout about what housing providers are doing to help deal with the effects of the housing crisis.

“I was fortunate enough to be selected after a rigorous interview process. I know the NHF were keen to have representatives from across the country on their Board and given our geography, we’re in a good position to be able to share insights from some very different housing markets.

“I am looking forward to commencing my role as a board member. A strong NHF is good for the sector and good for our customers, and I want to contribute to that.”

Ruth also represents GSA on a number of housing sector bodies including the West Midlands Housing Association Partnership, Homes for the South West and the NHF West Midlands Regional Committee.

Through membership of trade bodies, Ruth ensures that our voice is heard in policy conversations and that we have an opportunity to influence debates.

You can find out more about the NHF board here.