Abbeyfield Society trustee Mike Turner has been appointed as chair of the charity, taking over from Jenny Lawrence.
Turner, who has been a trustee since September 2021, has held senior roles within the infrastructure, commercial as well as the social housing and retirement living sectors. He specialises in strategic planning, asset management, procurement and operational delivery within regulated markets.
He is a non-executive director of property services company Ian Williams Ltd, having been a board director for over 20 years.
Turner is also an executive director of the National Housing Maintenance Forum and chair of its service providers forum as well as a member of industry bodies, including Associated Retirement Community Operators, Association of Residential Managing Agents and Chartered Institute of Housing. He was also an author of The Housing Forum’s An Independent Future in Retirement Living report.
‘I am looking forward to using my knowledge and understanding of housing provision for older people to support Abbeyfield in the next chapter of their development,’ Turner said.