The Board of Trustees of the Iveagh Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Aidan Culhane as Chief Executive Designate. Aidan will succeed Gene Clayton as Gene retires from his position in May 2019 after 16 successful years at the helm of Ireland’s oldest housing charity.
Aidan joins the Trust from Urbeo Residential where he was Director of Housing. He has previously acted as special adviser on housing in the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. He also served as a councillor on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 1999 to 2011, where he was chair of both the Housing and Planning Strategic Policy Committees. Aidan is a chartered town planner and a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He holds a Masters Degree in Regional and Urban Planning from UCD and is an associate lecturer at the Institute of Public Administration.
Commenting on the appointment, Tom Glancy, Chairman of the Iveagh Trust said:
“We are delighted to welcome Aidan to lead our next chapter. We are confident that in Aidan we have found the right candidate to build on the Trust’s achievements of the past 128 years, as we work not just to deliver housing, but to create sustainable communities that will continue to stand the test of time”.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Gene ahead of his departure next year. Gene oversaw the major refurbishment of the Trust’s older complexes alongside the delivery of new developments at Cork Street, Kevin Street, Rathmines and Ballyfermot. His innovative approach led to the development of the Payment & Availability Agreement, which has since become the primary model for funding the delivery of social housing in Ireland. Gene leaves the Iveagh Trust in a very healthy position that will see us deliver a further 170 social homes in 2019.”