Clarion Housing Group Announces Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer

Clarion Housing Group has appointed Mark Hattersley as its new Chief Financial Officer, he will take up the position in the autumn.

Mark joins Clarion from Sovereign Housing Association where he was CFO for three years. Prior to joining Sovereign, he was Director of Finance & Infrastructure / Deputy CEO at Staffordshire University and Finance Director at Birmingham International Airport.

Commenting on the appointment, Clarion’s Group Chief Executive, Ruth Cooke, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Mark Hattersley onto the executive team at Clarion. Mark has first-rate experience, and has spent the last three years at Sovereign where he oversaw a whole business cost efficiency programme and managed a large scale bond and bank financing structure. Mark also played a critical role in the integration of Sovereign following its merger with Spectrum."

Clarion’s new Chief Financial Officer, Mark Hattersley said:

 "I am very pleased to be joining Clarion at such an exciting stage of its development. Not only is it the country’s largest landlord, but it has significant ambitions – not least its plans to build 50,000 homes over ten years.

“I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at Clarion to ensure the Group maintains its financial strength in order to deliver the full scale of its ambitions.”