Major housing association Places for People (PfP) has announced that David Cowans will retire next year after 24 years as group chief executive.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr Cowans said: “It has been, and remains, a privilege to have worked with many committed and hardworking people to develop the vision and the culture of the group as it is today. I am proud to be part of Places for People.”
Richard Gregory, chair of Places for People, added: “The group will owe David a huge debt when David retires, as he will leave behind a legacy creating one of the country’s leading affordable-led placemakers. The strength in depth of the senior leadership team which David has assembled and handing over a business that is in very good shape, are his final legacy and a great way for a CEO to bow out.
“During the next 12 months, I am looking forward to working with David on business as usual, embedding our new three-year business plan, the succession planning process and delivering a smooth transition until he retires.”