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New Chief Executive appointed

Published: Tue, 1 Sep 2015
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New Chief Executive, Clark Bailie.
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has appointed a new Chief Executive, Clark Bailie.
Clark joined the Housing Executive as Director of Finance in December 2007. Clark has spent the majority of his career in public sector finance, including 14 years as Director of Finance in the United Hospitals Trust, Chief Internal Auditor for the Northern Health and Social Services Board and Accountant in the States’ Treasury, Jersey.
Announcing the appointment, Donald Hoodless, Housing Executive Chairman, said:
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive, Clark Bailie. Clark has a wealth of experience in the public sector and throughout his time with the Housing Executive he has demonstrated the professionalism, commitment and expertise that is necessary for the post of Chief Executive.”
Welcoming the appointment, Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, said:
“I would like to congratulate Clark on his appointment as Chief Executive of the Housing Executive. Clark brings with him extensive public sector experience and expertise that will be vital to his new role leading this important organisation.
“The Housing Executive, with its various responsibilities, has a significant role to play in the implementation of my Department’s Housing Strategy. With a stock of just under 90,000 properties the Housing Executive is by far the UK’s largest social landlord and it has a hugely important role to play in delivering our vision of providing decent, affordable homes for the people of Northern Ireland and regenerating some of our most deprived communities.
“I wish Clark well in his new post, which will be both challenging and rewarding. I look forward to working with him to continue to deliver for housing in general and Housing Executive tenants in particular.”
Clark commented:
“I look forward to taking up my new post. Housing has a fundamental role in improving the lives of residents and communities across Northern Ireland. Whilst there will always be challenges to deal with it is also a time for great opportunities for the Housing Executive and I intend to play my part in continuing the progress made over the last 40 years.”
Clark will take up his new appointment from 1 September 2015.  
We are the strategic authority for housing in Northern Ireland. We were established in 1971 as Northern Ireland’s strategic housing authority. We offer a range of services to people living in socially rented, privately rented and owner occupied accommodation as well as supporting and working with a number of other public bodies.