Stephen Stringer joined the Trust as the new Board Chair on 1 April 2016. He brings a wealth of relevant experience as a non-executive Board member, a Chair and having had a varied career as a senior Civil Servant at the now Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Until recently he was the Chair of Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association, a position he held for six years, and previously a Board member of the Metropolitan Support Trust. During his career as a Government advisor he worked in the housing and regeneration sectors as well as being responsible for the governance and oversight a range of Government organisations. This has seen him deliver high profile projects, including the programme to expand the large scale private rented sector involving the Build to Rent fund, the Olympics Legacy, and delivering growth in the Thames Gateway Programme.