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Gateway Housing welcomes David Done OBE as new chair


Gateway Housing Association, a community housing association in East London, is pleased to announce that David Done OBE will be joining the organisation as its new Chair from 29 May 2023. The appointment of David Done comes as the association continues its mission to support communities to thrive and deliver excellent services as it continues to improve satisfaction levels amongst residents.


David has a distinguished career in the housing industry, spanning 38 years. He began his career working with homeless charities in London and Bristol and has since held various senior-level positions with five local authorities. He most recently served as Group CEO of RHP, an award-winning housing association group in West London. During his tenure, the organisation was known for its innovation, modernisation of homes and services using digital technology, and for being an inspirational place to work, holding the prestigious platinum level of Investors in People (IIP).


David Done is also an experienced non-executive director, sitting on the boards of two other housing associations and a commercial company delivering technology solutions to the sector. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Gateway Housing Association, and he is looking forward to working with the CEO Kate Franklin and the Board to strengthen the organisation's role as a community-based housing association in East London.


Kate Franklin, CEO of Gateway Housing Association, said: "We are delighted to welcome David Done OBE as our new Chair, his extensive experience in the housing industry and his commitment to innovation and modernization will be invaluable to the association. We are confident that his leadership will help us to further enhance our services and engage with our residents to deliver excellent services and improve satisfaction."


David Done OBE said: “I'm delighted to be joining Gateway's Board at such an exciting and challenging time and am looking forward to helping the association continue its vital work providing affordable homes and services to local communities in East London.”


With David Done OBE as the new Chair, the association looks forward to continuing to provide affordable homes and excellent services to local communities in East London.

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