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Tribute paid to Paddy McIntyre

Published: Thur, 2 Aug 2018
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Paddy McIntyre was Chief Executive from 1999 to 2010
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Clark Bailie, Chief Executive of the Housing Executive, said:
“It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of colleague and former Chief Executive Paddy McIntyre. He will be a great loss to everyone who knew him.
"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Paddy’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
“Paddy will be recognised as a central figure in the success of the Housing Executive and in helping improve lives of so many people.  Paddy worked in the Housing Executive for over 40 years, often in very challenging times.
"He was a leader in delivering social change through better housing and providing services to all the people and communities which we serve.  He will be remembered fondly not only by his colleagues in the Housing Executive but also by all the other organisations he worked with over the years.”
From a trainee with the Northern Ireland Housing Trust in 1971 to Chief Executive of the Housing Executive in 1999, Paddy McIntyre had a long and distinguished career in housing.
One of Paddy’s first jobs with the Northern Ireland Housing Trust in the early 1970s was collecting rents. By 1974 he was a District Manager in Derry in the newly formed Housing Executive before moving to Headquarters as a Senior Principal Officer.
He was then appointed Regional Director South East in December 1984, Director of Information & Technology in 1988 and Director of Client Services in 1995. He was appointed Chief Executive in 1999, a post he held until his retirement in 2010. In that year he was honoured with an OBE for his service to housing.