Shadow board named for proposed Anchor Hanover Group

The Anchor Trust and Hanover Housing Association have named a 10-member shadow non-executive board ahead of their planned merger.

The 10 will become the board of Anchor Hanover Group if the tie-up goes ahead and will be chaired by Dr Stuart Burgess, who chairs Hanover.

The other shadow board members are Mark Allan (Anchor); Nicola Bruce (Hanover); Julie Doyle (Hanover); Mike Green (Hanover); Alun Griffiths (Anchor); Peter Hay (Hanover); Stephen Jack (Anchor) (shadow board Vice-Chair); Richard Jones (Anchor); and Richard Petty (Anchor).

Burgess said: ‘The fact that the shadow board is made up of people from Hanover and Anchor means the proposed new organisation has huge potential to build on the legacy of both and achieve more than either organisation could apart.’

Anchor and Hanover announced in May that they were in merger discussions. They are now seeking views from customers and stakeholders and plan to report back in late summer or early autumn.