John Lamb, a non-executive board member for more than 9 years, has retired from his positions at Trafford Housing Trust.
As well as being an active member of the full Trafford Housing Trust board, John was also Chair of the THT Development Board.
Reflecting on the reasons he joined Trafford Housing Trust’s Board, John said: “I was initially appointed by Trafford Council to the Board of THT. But it was an appointment I actively sought.
“It was clear that THT while delivering a public service, was doing so in a more innovative and imaginative way than the local government approaches I was more used to.
I was already familiar with some of the health challenges of the borough and currently, I chair the governing body looking after Ashton on Mersey and Broakoak high schools, so to my mind housing completed a connected ‘trilogy’ of health, housing and education.”
Looking forward to the future, John had this message for the Board and the entire Trust: “Make the most of the enormous potential we now have to build homes, of all tenures, for the people of Trafford, Greater Manchester and the North West. Your challenge is to deliver this ambitious and exciting programme and I know that you are a team that is up for the challenge.”
Edna Robinson, Chairman of the Trafford Housing Trust, said: “John was a stalwart member of the board and contributed hugely to our successes, the board has given John our sincerest thanks and I know all of his Trust colleagues wish him well.”
As well as running his own management development consultancy – skills he brought to the board and the Trust more widely – John is a long-standing Conservative councillor for the Ashton upon Mersey Ward at Trafford Council. He has held the seat since 2003 and in that time he has championed a wide range of causes – not least the need for affordable housing and improved community services.
“His constituency has over 300 Trust properties with hundreds of Trust customers; they will continue to look to John to represent their interests as a councillor and a friend of the Trust,” Edna Robinson concluded.
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