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Freebridge Community Housing announces new chief executive


Freebridge Community Housing is delighted to announce Anita Jones as their new chief executive, taking over the role from Tony Hall, who is retiring after having been in post since Freebridge began as an organisation back in 2006.

Anita joins Freebridge from Havebury Housing in Bury St Edmunds, where she has been Director of Operations and Deputy CEO since 2012.

Andy Walder, Freebridge Community Housing's Chair, said: “I am delighted that Anita is joining us as our new Chief Executive. With her experience, knowledge and expertise she is well placed to lead Freebridge on the next stage of our growth and development. We look forward to working with Anita as we continue developing homes and creating opportunities for people within West Norfolk.

“I would also to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Tony Hall for the time and commitment he has given to Freebridge over the years, he will be much missed, and we wish him the very best in his retirement and in whatever challenge he decides to take on next.”

Tony Hall said: “Freebridge Community Housing has been a big part of my life for the past 14 years. We have achieved some great things and I have worked with a lot of passionate and dedicated people. It is difficult to say goodbye to such a fantastic organisation. I am sure Anita will take Freebridge forward with the same enthusiasm and I wish her and my colleagues the very best.”

Anita Jones, Freebridge's new Community Housing Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted, excited and proud to be the new chief executive of Freebridge Community Housing, an organisation that is doing great things here in West Norfolk.

“Like the rest of the Freebridge team, and as a resident of West Norfolk, I am passionate about working to support a better West Norfolk through the development of more and diverse homes, leading on initiatives that will help and support people and communities to be the best they can possibly be and delivering a high-performance housing service to our customers.

“When I originally applied for the position at Freebridge I had no idea that of the situation we would all eventually find ourselves in because of the coronavirus. That said it's enormously reassuring to me that the employees have been coping so well in the circumstances, and it makes it clearer than ever the importance of the role that organisations like Freebridge have in West Norfolk.”

Anita will join Freebridge as the new Chief Executive at the end of summer.

Pictured: Anita Jones

Anita Jones