Ruth Cooke to stand down March 2018
It has been an absolute privilege to have served as CEO at Midland Heart for just over 5 years, and I'm enormously proud of what we have achieved together.
Not only do we deliver high quality housing services to a range of customers across the Midlands, but we are also building a development pipeline which will see us become one of the largest developers of truly affordable housing in the country. This would not have been possible without your support, hard work and commitment, for which I am very grateful.
I will miss Midland Heart enormously; together we've done some amazing things and I am truly excited by the future the organisation has. I am sure that Midland Heart will go from strength to strength and I will always keep an eye out for news coming from Bath Row. But ultimately, I couldn't turn down an opportunity to lead the country's largest Housing Association and take on the next challenge in my career.
Chair of Midland Heart Group, John Edwards CBE, said:
“I want to congratulate Ruth on her new role and I wish her all the very best in her future career. Ruth is leaving Midland Heart in a strong position, having recently maintained our G1 V1 accreditation and holding one of the sector’s highest Moody’s ratings.
“While Ruth is moving on, our successful Fit for the Future strategy will remain and we will continue to focus on providing great customer service, value for money and developing new affordable homes for the future.
“The board and I have started the process to find Ruth’s replacement and will make a further announcement once this has concluded.”