Lampton Group announces appointment of Alan Townsend as Interim Group MD

Lampton Group announces appointment of Alan Townsend as Interim Group MD

Lampton Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Borough of Hounslow, has announced the appointment of Alan Townshend as Interim Group Managing Director. 

Alan brings more than 36 years’ experience working in the social housing sector. He held the role of Chief Executive at Southern Housing where he led the business merger with Optivo to become one of the largest housing associations in the UK. He also has experience of running a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo), most recently acting as the Interim Managing Director for HTS Group, the commercial company owned by Harlow Council.

The appointment comes as Martin Cresswell, current Executive Chair, steps back into the role of Chairman. In his new role, Alan will continue to harness the partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow and lead the Lampton Group in successfully and sustainably delivering exemplary services for Hounslow residents.

Commenting on his appointment, Alan said: “I am delighted to join Lampton Group. The business is at an exciting stage of development, having evolved significantly in recent years to deliver exemplary services, leisure and wellness facilities and housing solutions on behalf of Hounslow to residents all over the borough. I look forward to working with colleagues across the Group and council to continue to set the benchmark for high quality public service delivery.”

Martin Cresswell, Executive Chair at Lampton Group commented: “We are delighted to welcome Alan to the Lampton Group. He brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable as we continue to push forward with our ambition plans to deliver the highest standard of services for the council and residents across the London Borough of Hounslow. I’m confident that with Alan’s guidance, the Lampton Group will continue to grow and I look forward to working with him to deliver our exciting plans.”

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