Gary Orr has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Radian, taking up post in October.
With over 20 years experience in the housing sector, Gary joins Radian from Yarlington Housing Group, where he served as Chief Executive for seven years. Before joining Yarlington, he was Chief Executive of Homes in Sedgemoor.
Vice-Chair of the National Housing Federation (South West) and a founding member of Homes for the South West, Gary regularly features on lists of the most influential people operating within the housing sector. He has also recently commenced a part-time PhD researching the increasing commercialisation of the sector and the implications this will have for housing over the next 20 years.
Gary will take over from Mick Sweeney, who has been interim Chief Executive at Radian since July 2017.
Carol Bode, Chair of Radian’s Board, said: “We are delighted to appoint Gary as Radian’s new Chief Executive. Gary has a strong track record of effectively leading organisations and people, with over ten years of CEO experience in the housing sector.
“Gary is ideally placed to continue the fantastic work of our departing CEO, Mick Sweeney, to lead Radian in tackling the housing crisis, creating communities and providing homes and support to those who really need it.”
Gary said: “I’m delighted to be joining Radian, taking over from Mick Sweeney. My personal values are highly consistent with the progressive elements of Radian and the housing sector. I look forward to working with the Radian team, residents, and stakeholders to deliver Radian’s ambitious strategy.”