New trustees join Transform Board

11 January 2016

Transform Housing & Support has appointed two new trustees to join the Board.

Mark Austen and Chris Relleen were appointed as trustees at the Board meeting held on 26 November.

Mark (pictured right) is currently Chairman of Liverpool Victoria (LV=) and, among other appointments, a non-executive director of Alpha Bank. Previously he gained extensive experience of the financial industry through managing Price Waterhouse’s (latterly PricewaterhouseCoopers’) financial services consulting business around the world.

Mark said of his appointment as a trustee:

“I am delighted to join Transform particularly at this most important period of debate around UK housing. I am hoping to bring some of my skills and experience to support Transform to move on even further and faster. It is already an exemplar in providing housing to the least fortunate but there is much scope in a part of the country which, given its inherent wealth, should be doing better.”

Chris Relleen

Chris (pictured bottom right) has held a business career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessor firms, having been a partner responsible for auditing and business advisory services to mostly large companies. Since retiring from PwC in 2002, he has been a director of a listed company, Camellia Plc, and a private bank, Duncan Lawrie Limited.

Chris said of his appointment:

“I believe that good housing accommodation is fundamental to the well-being of all of us. For those who for whatever reason do not have access to a decent place to live, organisations such as Transform are vital in providing the physical and emotional support they need. For this reason I am pleased to join the Board and continue to support the current operations and strategic direction of Transform.”

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