New Chair of the Board

11 October 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Wilson as the new Chair of our Board.

Chris joined the Board of The Guinness Partnership in October 2018 and has been Deputy Chair of the Board since April 2021. He is a retired KPMG Partner with extensive audit and advisory experience in the housing sector.  

Chris’s appointment follows the retirement of Neil Braithwaite who has served as our Chair since 2016. 

Chris said, “It has been a pleasure to be part of the Guinness Board over the last four years and it will be a privilege to serve as Chair and build on all that has been achieved under Neil’s stewardship.   

“We will continue to prioritise investment in residents’ homes and the communities we serve and ensuring residents’ voices continue to be heard as we shape how we do things into the future.  

“In today’s challenging world, our role as housing associations has never been more important.” 

We also welcome Amanda Carey-McDermott, Nick Apetroaie and Sue Hunt to our Board.  Amanda and Nick both currently serve on the Board of Guinness Care and Support, and Sue Hunt has been appointed as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. 

You can find out more about our Board members on our Board webpage.