Richard Hill takes over on January 26

Richard Hill

Richard Hill

The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed Richard Hill as interim chief executive and accounting officer.

Hill, who is currently director of programmes and deputy chief executive, will start in his new role on January 26 when Pat Ritchie departs to become chief of Newcastle City Council.

“My priority will be to ensure that the HCA meets its year end delivery targets, while business planning for the year ahead and making a strong contribution to the Government’s 2015/16 spending review,” said Hill.