Richard Kitson OBE
Richard Kitson has been a member of the Board since 1991 and was the Chair between 2009 and 2014. He also serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.
Richard Kitson mentors and coaches senior executives and works with a variety of clients advising them on their business strategies and other matters. He is also a board member of Wiltshire Community Land Trust and of Artichoke, a public arts events company.
Richard Kitson has been involved in affordable housing for over forty years and until his retirement was Chief Executive of the Aster Group which is a major provider of affordable homes and care services in central southern and south west England. He had previously held Director level appointments for The Guinness Trust, Bath City Council and Test Valley Borough Council. He was also Chairman for five years of South West Housing Initiative, a partnership of business, trade unions and the professions.
He is a Fellow and former President of the Chartered Institute of Housing.