The Iveagh Trust, Ireland’s oldest social housing provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hon. Rory Guinness as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
A great-great grandson of the Trust’s founder, Edward Cecil Guinness, Rory is just the 11th to hold the position since 1890 and the 6th member of the Guinness family to take the helm, as the Trust prepares to mark 130 years of building communities in Dublin.
Commenting on his appointment, Rory said:
“It is a great honour to be selected by my fellow board members to lead the Iveagh Trust — the Trust has a unique culture amongst social housing providers, something that we have nurtured for generations. It’s an ethos that places people – tenants and staff in particular – at the centre of everything we do. We build and manage communities to try to ensure that we advantage our tenants in any way that we practically can”.
Rory succeeds Mr. Tom Glancy as Tom retires from the Board having served as a Trustee for 21 years and Chairman since 2013. Tom leaves the Iveagh Trust in a very healthy position that will see the housing charity deliver c. 170 social homes this year.
In congratulating Rory, the Board and staff of the Trust would also like to express their sincere gratitude to Tom for his considerable contribution and commitment to the Trust over two decades.