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Acting Chief Executive to leave post

Published: Fri, 29 May 2015
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Mags Lightbody has been acting Chief Executive since April 2014.
Mags Lightbody
The Acting Chief Executive has announced her resignation from the Housing Executive.
The post of Chief Executive will now be advertised and the recruitment process will begin shortly.
Mags Lightbody joined the Housing Executive as a Director in October 2013 and has been acting Chief Executive from April 2014.
Mags said:
“I have immensely enjoyed my time with the Housing Executive and especially the last year as Acting Chief Executive. It has been an honour to serve here and to lead this organisation out of difficult times. The Housing Executive is now back proudly delivering and ready and able for change.
“My intention was always to serve in a transition role to embed transformational change.  The changes I have witnessed across the organisation in my time here particularly as Acting Chief Executive have been remarkable. This has been encapsulated by the excellent end of year performance and by our successes with the IIP silver award and recent visit by the Customer Services Excellence inspection team. The positive words of encouragement and support which I have received from political representatives, partner organisations and customers is a credit to all staff.
“As the Housing Executive enters the next stage of change, I feel the time is right to move onto to my next challenge, allowing the Board to recruit to a more lasting Chief Executive arrangement that will see the organistion through its next stages of renewal.”
Chairman Donald Hoodless said:
"I would the like to recognise the great job that Mags has done in driving the Housing Executive forward on our Journey to Excellence. Mag’s legacy of transformation and customer focus to the Housing Executive will remain for many years and she has made a real tangible difference to housing Northern Ireland in this period.
"I am also very grateful for the support that Mags has provided to me and to the Board. I would like to wish her all the very best in the future.”