Ted Pearce to become Chair of Two Rivers Housing in October 2024

Ted Pearce will become Chair of Two Rivers Housing in October 2024

Ted Pearce will take over as our Chair when Yvonne Leishman reaches the end of her term in October 2024.

Ted has served on the Two Rivers Housing Board since 2019 and currently Chairs the Two Rivers Development Board. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the property sector and is the former Director of Strategic Asset Management at Orbit Housing Association.

Ted has a real passion for community-based housing associations and is a Chartered Surveyor and a fellow of both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the royal society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA). In his interview, he set out his ambitions for Two Rivers Housing and a clear commitment to helping us become the best community-based housing association in the UK.

Yvonne joined the housing association’s Group Board in 2017 and was appointed as Chair the following year. As a former President of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Chair of Housemark, she has worked tirelessly to create excellent homes and services throughout her career. Her commitment to the housing sector was formally recognised in 2005, when she received an OBE for services to social housing.

Over the last six years, Yvonne has led Two Rivers Housing ensuring that tenants remain at the heart of its decision making. She will work alongside Ted over the next few months to ensure a smooth handover.