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Places for People confirms Judy Hardy as new Chief Risk Officer

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Places for People has appointed Judy Hardy as its new Chief Risk Officer. Judy who was appointed initially on an interim basis started the role officially on 1 April 2024.  

Judy joined Places for People in 2005 and was most recently the company’s Director of Regulation. Judy brings her 18 years of experience of Places for People, the sector, and customer experience to her new role as Chief Risk Officer. She joins Places for People’s executive leadership team and will attend its Audit & Risk Committee. 

Speaking about Judy’s appointment, Greg Reed, Places for People Group Chief Executive Officer said: “I’m proud that one of our own, someone who has been with us for 18 years, is now our Chief Risk Officer. Judy’s vast experience, her knowledge of UK Housing Regulation and her relationships with our regulatory and governance stakeholders, as well as her brilliant awareness and judgment, made her the right person for this critical role.  

“At Places for People, we talk about being a ‘force for good’. Judy is the embodiment of that phrase and I’m delighted therefore that she is now part of our executive team and is leading risk across our whole organisation.” 

Speaking about her appointment Judy added: “It is a privilege to be asked to be Places for People’s Chief Risk Officer, an organisation in which I am so invested. We aspire to be and be known as the UK’s leading social enterprise, changing lives by creating and supporting thriving communities. I believe wholeheartedly in this mission; it’s why I’m here. In my new role I hope I can continue to make a significant contribution, to work with my executive colleagues and teammates across the business to ensure that we continue to operate in a safe and compliant way, providing valued services for our customers and communities.”