Patrick Symington joins Stonewater Board

Former First Wessex Finance, Governance and ICT Director Patrick Symington has joined the Board of social housing provider Stonewater as a new non-executive director and Chair of the Risk and Assurance Committee. He will have responsibility for overseeing and reporting to the Board on risk management and the organisation’s audit function.

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Patrick brings over 25 years of finance, governance and leadership experience in the social housing sector where he has held a number of Board and senior business roles, including Chair of Sentinel Housing’s Audit Committee, and Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive for Basingstoke & Upper Test Housing Association. He has also served as a strategic advisor, interim finance director and consultant to the industry, including setting up the first cost benchmarking scheme for housing associations.

“I am really pleased to be joining the Board of Stonewater which is a great organisation with great ambitions. I look forward to becoming part of the team and meeting the challenges ahead,” says Patrick.

Nicholas Harris, Stonewater Chief Executive, comments: “I am delighted to welcome Patrick whose strong leadership skills, financial expertise and experience in the social housing sector make him an excellent addition to the Stonewater Board. I look forward to working with him to drive the performance of the organisation and deliver our ambitious multi-million pound social and affordable housing development programme across the country.”