Group Chief Executive
Incommunities Group Ltd.
|Geraldine Howley is the Group Chief Executive of one of the largest social housing providers in the Yorkshire and Humber region with nearly 22,600 homes for rent and almost 1,000 leasehold properties in the Yorkshire region.
Geraldine started working in the Housing Sector over 30 years ago and has gone on to build a successful and rewarding career. Since 2003 she has lead an organisation which has invested over £400 million modernising and delivering new homes and transforming neighbourhoods. A key focus of the group’s work goes beyond providing homes to ‘Improving lives Incommunities’.
Geraldine is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a Chartered Surveyor. In May she was appointed as a Chair of the Governing Board of the Chartered Institute of Housing following her CIH Presidential year and was appointed to the Chair position in 2019.
Locally, Geraldine is a member of the Health and Wellbeing board and Council Member of the Yorkshire and Humber CBI. In December 2016, Geraldine was made an Honorary Doctor of the University of Bradford and in June 2017 was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her services to housing, young people and the local community.
Geraldine is also Chair of The Centre for Partnership, which is part of the Incommunities Group. The Centre for Partnership’s GEM Programme (Graduate Employment Mentoring Programme) started in 2009 and has now grown to achieve National status and has connections to both Europe, North America and Hong Kong. Geraldine is currently Chair of the International Housing Partnership.
|Incommunities is one of the largest social housing providers in the UK. We provide affordable, high quality homes, principally for rent in neighbourhoods across the Bradford District.
We offer a range of housing options and services aimed at meeting the needs of our local communities and employ approximately 1,000 people and operate with a turnover of £93 million per year
The organisation was set up in 2003 following a stock transfer voted for by council tenants. Incommunities has to date invested £380 million in modernising thousands of homes and over £47 million on building affordable homes.