New executive appointments for Catalyst after merger

Ian McDermott, our Chief Executive, has announced the executive structure for our business that will follow the merger with Aldwyck Housing Group, and confirmed some new executive appointments.

Sarah Thomas has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and will join Catalyst from The Guinness Partnership, where she is currently Executive Director of Customer Services.

Tim Jennings will take up the post of Executive Director of Finance. Tim is currently holding the role of Interim Chief Executive and Executive Director of Finance for Aldwyck Housing Group.

Judith Foss, currently Executive Director of People and Culture at Catalyst has been appointed to the role in the expanded organisation.

Catalyst has also appointed Austen Reid as Interim Executive Director of Integration, to lead on merger integration.

Ian McDermott, Chief Executive of Catalyst, said: “We are very pleased to have established a new, robust, executive structure for our expanded organisation, designed to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities for Catalyst and our sector over the next few years. Providing more quality homes and improving our customers’ experience will remain at our core. The appointments bring an excellent mix of experience from within and outside housing. I am particularly excited about the collective ambition and energy that Judith, Tim, Sarah, Austen and their new executive colleagues will bring.”