20th September 2021
Building Homes

Alpha strengthens Board to guide growth phase

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Alpha Housing has appointed a new Chair and five further Board members

Alpha Housing has appointed a new Chair and five further new Board members, strengthening strategic leadership of the organisation as it embarks on a exciting period of growth.

John Glass, Director of Infrastructure and Projects at Translink, is Alpha's new Chair. At Translink, John is responsible for the management of its estate including the rail network. John also leads in the delivery of £220m-£250m of capital projects per annum, such as the Belfast Transport Hub and Weavers Cross regeneration. Formerly John was NI Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Other new Board members have senior level expertise in areas including property finance, property development, company direction, IT, corporate governance and town planning. The five further appointees are:

  • Craig Logan, Director for Property Finance, Bank of Ireland
  • JP O'Doherty, Director of Corporate Services, Loughs Agency
  • Rachel Steenson, Business Development Manager, Civica
  • Eamonn Sweeney, Former Chief Executive, Northstone (retired)
  • Judith Winters, Planning Enforcement Team Manager, Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

On his appointment as Chair, John Glass said:

I am thrilled to be Alpha Housing's new Chair. Firstly I want to thank my predecessor John Clarke, who has made an exceptional contribution during his nine years on Alpha's Board. We thank all retiring Board members for their excellent work in leading the organisation.
Alpha is at an exciting point in its history. As we emerge from the pandemic, improving services for our existing tenants remains a top priority. Beyond this, Alpha is committed to significant growth over the next few years to help meet the range of housing needs across Northern Ireland. Given our roots, Alpha hopes to help pioneer the next generation of housing for older people, as well as building many high-quality family homes.
With our strong executive team and renewed Board, Alpha is well placed to face the future.

Details of the full Alpha Board can be viewed here.