South Down’s new appointment
Published: Fri, 11 Apr 2014
Owen McDonnell received a warm welcome to our South Down Area team when he recently took up his post.
Owen, who has been with the Housing Executive since 1985, will be responsible for the local offices in Newry and Downpatrick. He is based in the Newry office.
Owen began his career with us as a Clerical Officer and over the years has held a variety of positions including Housing Officer, Senior Housing Officer and Assistant District Manager. Most recently Owen was the local manager for the Armagh area working there for 24 years.
Speaking about his new role Owen said: “I want to ensure the continued delivery of a comprehensive housing service to the residents of South Down. The team in Downpatrick and Newry already has a reputation for a high standard of service which I look forward to supporting.”
Owen went on to say he “aims to build on the already well-established good working relationships the two offices has with our tenants and network of local community groups.”
The South Down area matches the boundaries of the proposed new Council and Owen is looking forward to working in tandem with elected representatives and council employees for the betterment of those who live there.
Loma Wilson, South Down Area Manager, added: “I am delighted to welcome Owen to the South Down team; his extensive experience in the Housing Executive will bolster it. Our tenants and wider customer base can rest assured the high standard of service they have come to expect from the South Down area’s two offices will continue.”