New interim managing director announced at HTS
Business / Sat 17th Jun 2023 at 06:34am
ALAN Townshend has started work as the interim Managing Director of Harlow Council’s environmental and housing maintenance company HTS.
Alan has been appointed for 6 months whilst the council and HTS undertake a recruitment exercise to appoint a permanent Managing Director to replace John Phillips who left recently.
Alan has over 35 years’ experience working in the housing sector. He has worked in senior roles and worked for both public and private companies as well as run his own consultancy firm and he has vital experience of working for a Local Authority Trading Company. His most recent role was Chief Executive at Southern Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations in London and the Southeast.
On joining HTS Alan Townshend said:
“I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Interim Managing Director for HTS. Over the coming months I will be working closely with Harlow Council and internal colleagues to further build our relationship. My goal is to ensure HTS continues to thrive as a company and that our employees, partners, and customers feel valued and well supported.”
Andrew Bramidge, Chief Executive of Harlow Council, said:
“I welcome Alan to Harlow, and I look forward to working closely with him as we move forward with HTS. Alan’s experience is going to be key in the coming months with driving performance improvement at HTS being the top priority as we continue to reshape the company while we recruit a permanent Managing Director.”