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Six Town Housing welcomes new Interim CEO Cath Farrell

Six Town Housing has recently welcomed Cath Farrell as their new Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Farrell, who has over 30 of experience in the housing sector, has joined at a pivotal time for the Bury-based social housing provider.

After Sharon McCambridge announced her retirement, at the end of last year, Six Town Housing’s Board and Bury Council were looking to recruit an experienced interim CEO.

Farrell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked in various organisations over the years with over 27 years in local Government, working for Liverpool, Rochdale and Salford Councils, and seven years at First Choice Homes in Oldham where she was a respected CEO from 2010 to 2017.

Being appointed as the Interim CEO of Six Town Housing, Farrell will be working closely with the organisation’s colleagues, Board, residents, and Bury Council.

Farrell explains: “I am passionate about the housing sector and contributing to the local community. Over the years I have worked with, and supported, many Greater Manchester (GM) housing providers and played a key part in building the Combined Authority and NHS GM Partnership. Ensuring excellent services that deliver the best outcomes for customers is key and I very much hope my knowledge and passion for the sector will be of great benefit to Six Town Housing, and I look forward to working with the team.”

Councillor Clare Cummins, cabinet member for housing services, said: “I’d like to thank Sharon for all her work in leading Six Town over the years, and look forward to welcoming the new interim chief and working with her to continue to provide quality services to our many tenants.”

Robin Lawler, Chair of the Board says, “I’m delighted to welcome Cath as Interim CEO. She brings a wealth of experience which will be invaluable to STH whilst the joint review of future management of Bury’s council-owned homes is undertaken. Cath and I have worked together as part of the GM Housing Providers. I’d like to thank Sharon McCambridge for her commitment and dedication to STH and wish her well for her well-earned retirement.”

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