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Orbit confirms appointment of Chief Executive

Orbit is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Mark Hoyland as Chief Executive.

Orbit is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Mark Hoyland as Chief Executive.

Announcing Mark’s appointment, Orbit Chair Baroness Tessa Blackstone, said: “Mark is an exceptional leader with a strong pedigree in housing. He has made a significant impact on the organisation since joining in an interim position in February.

“His track record in delivering outstanding customer service and his vast experience with companies in the housing and construction sectors will help to further cement Orbit’s position as a sector leader.”

Upon being appointed, Mark said: “I am delighted to join Orbit, an organisation with a proud 50 year history, great people and tremendous potential.

“As an established multi-tenure house builder, and a significant investor in community programmes we are in a strong position to help ensure people and communities can realise their aspirations.

“Building further on Orbit’s success is an exciting challenge and one which will focus on our ultimate purpose of building communities, providing great services for our customers and increasing housing supply."

Mark, who has previously worked for Balfour Beatty, Peverel Property Services and City West Homes, initially joined Orbit as interim CEO in February.

Orbit has recently been named the second largest developing housing association in the country, completing 1,788 homes in 2016-17. It also launched its campaign to tackle child poverty at the annual Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Manchester.