Housing provider Ongo Homes appoints new chief executive

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 30 Jan 2018

A new chief executive has been appointed at North Lincolnshire social landlord Ongo Homes.

Steve Hepworth will take over from Andy Orrey who will be retiring from Ongo after 10 years.

Mr Hepworth has been with the social landlord since 2007 when it was founded as North Lincolnshire Homes.

He began his career in 1990 as a rent recovery officer at Wakefield District Metropolitan Council.

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Since then he has overseen the transfer of 10,000 homes to North Lincolnshire Homes from the council before it was rebranded as Ongo in 2015.

Andy Orrey, current CEO of Ongo who is retiring. (Image: Richard Walker)

Chair of Ongo Partnerhip, David Hilditch, said it was vital to select the right person to take over as chief executive.

"Selecting the right person to succeed Andy as our Chief Executive was vital for the whole Ongo partnership," he said.

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“We held an open and very challenging recruitment process which means we can be sure we've made the right choice.

“Steve succeeded excellently well and is the right person to be leading Ongo in the years ahead. I am delighted for him and for Ongo and congratulate Steve on his achievement.

“I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Mr Hepworth is expected to start the role before April 2018.

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