This appointment fills an existing vacancy and follows an open internal and external recruitment process.
Ms Addison joins the HCA after a 25 year local authority career, the majority of which has been spent at Leeds City Council. She is currently Chief Officer, Asset Management and Regeneration, where she is responsible for major initiatives such as the Holbeck Urban Village, the redevelopment of the Eastgate area of the city, and preparation for HS2.
Richard Ennis, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services at the HCA, said:
I am very pleased we have been able to appoint such a strong candidate. Christine has a wealth of experience and has demonstrated strong leadership skills in her time at Leeds, which will be of benefit to the HCA.
Just last week we announced £226m of funding to deliver nearly 12,000 new affordable homes throughout the Midlands up to 2018. Aligning this funding, our growing portfolio of loans and equity investments and our public land assets with local priorities, will be Christine’s focus as we seek to create successful places with homes and jobs.
Christine Addison said:
I am delighted to be joining the HCA at a time when its investment is playing such a crucial role in driving overall housing supply and local economic growth.
The HCA sees a clear alignment between its national programmes and locally identified priorities and I look forward to continuing to use my experience of affordable housing and major regeneration projects, gained in my hugely enjoyable time at Leeds City Council.
Ms Addison will take up her new position as of 1 November 2014.