Meet our new Chief Executive Officer


Catherine Guelbert, Chair of Saffron Housing Trust says ‘It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Francesco Elia as Saffron Housing Trust’s Chief Executive Officer.’  Francesco has been with Saffron on an interim basis since February and his permanent appointment is with immediate effect.


‘The Assessment Centres held on 16th and 23rd March 2017 were a great success and I am pleased to advise Francesco’s appointment was a unanimous decision from all stakeholders which included our partners at South Norfolk District Council, a representative from the National Housing Federation, Broadland Housing Group, the Chartered Institute of Housing, as well as representatives from CAP (our Customer Advisory Panel), Staff and of course Saffron’s Board members and the Executive Team.  


Francesco’s appointment is of great importance to Saffron Housing Trust and on behalf of myself and the Board I would like to welcome Francesco to our organisation and I wish him every success in his new role.’


“I am really excited at the thought of leading such a great organisation and committed group of people.  I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to address the needs of our existing customers and I look forward to building on our current partnerships and entering into new ones to achieve creative new models to reach more customers in housing need.”


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