Magna Housing, the community-based housing association that provides nearly 9,000 homes mainly across Dorset and Somerset, has welcomed Carolyn Bill as its new Head of Asset Investment.

In a newly created role for Magna, Carolyn will work alongside our Director of Sustainability and Investment Paul Read and the rest of our leadership team to consider and recommend how we will invest £800m over our 30-year business plan.

Carolyn, who started on Monday 16 January, brings extensive experience as a strategic leader across the public and charity sectors, most recently as Assistant Director of Operations at the RSPCA, having also held senior roles at the RNLI, Public Health England and the South Western Ambulance Service.

Her role will include delivering our capital programme of planned, cyclical and retrofit works. Carolyn will make recommendations on all aspects of Magna's Supply and Investment strategy through the full life cycle of the homes we build and manage.

Director of Sustainability and Investment Paul Read said:

“This is a very exciting recruitment into Magna as we look to move forward from our three-year Brilliant Basics strategy and consider the changes in customer profiles and demands on the homes we own and build.

“Carolyn will be part of our Supply and Investment leadership team, shaping where we invest in new homes, either built, bought or swapped, and where we maintain, remodel, regenerate or indeed sell land and property.”