Tyne Housing appoints new Chief Executive

North East housing and support provider, Tyne Housing has appointed Steve McKinlay as Chief Executive to lead the organisation and deliver its new strategic priorities.

The appointment comes after the Group Board reviewed its business operations and set out their key priorities for the delivery of providing housing and support services to vulnerable people across the region.

Steve, 47, joins the organisation from homeless charity Depaul UK where he is Area Director (North) – a position he has held for almost five years. He has also been working on secondment at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as a specialist advisor on homelessness and is looking forward to his new challenge.

Commenting on his appointment, Steve said:

“In my career, I have been lucky enough to witness first-hand some of the very best practice approaches which enable the most vulnerable in society to flourish. Now with a new corporate strategy and investment plan, I will be building upon Tyne’s long-standing ethos of ensuring nobody is left out.”

“With service users, staff and board members involved in Tyne’s recruitment process, I am confident that we have a shared ambition to position Tyne as a leader in this complex field of work. I look forward to discussing our approach with all partners, commissioners and other stakeholders in the coming months, to set out an ambitious and collaborative vision.”

Graham Brown, Chairman of Tyne Housing, stated:

“Over the last year we have reviewed our business objectives and have re-affirmed our commitment to our core clients. Tyne plays a vital role in addressing homelessness and rough sleeping in the area. We will continue to support vulnerable, isolated people and will seek to expand the range of services and accommodation we are able to offer. We are delighted to have recruited a new Chief Executive Officer of the calibre of Steve.”

Steve commences his new role on 1st January 2019 and takes over from Kevin Lowry who has been acting as Interim Chief Executive for the past year.