Bill Randall, who until May’s local elections was Chair of the Housing Committee of Brighton and Hove City Council, has joined the Board of Brighton Housing Trust.
Bill has been involved in housing, as a journalist, board member and campaigner, for more than 40 years. He was the founding editor of Inside Housing and remains a regular columnist for the magazine. He was also Chair of Shelter’s Housing Aid Trust.
A former Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, he was Mayor in 2012/13.
The Chair of the BHT Board, Joan Mortimer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Bill to the BHT Board. There are few people with his reputation and experience in the housing world.
“I am looking forward to benefiting from the knowledge, experience and wisdom that Bill will bring. BHT is lucky to add Bill to an already incredibly strong Board.
“The Board is keen to maintain the focus on providing the highest quality services to our clients and tenants, so that we can continue to combat homelessness and create opportunities for clients.
“Sadly, our services have never been needed more, and Bill will join a Board already looking to the future challenges facing Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings where we work.”
Bill Randall said: “It is a privilege to join the Board of BHT, which does such a remarkable job for homeless and poorly housed people in our city and elsewhere. Through BHT I have the opportunity to make a contribution towards meeting the twin challenges of ending homelessness and providing an adequate supply of decent and affordable homes in our city.”