Soho Housing appoints new CEO

We are delighted to announce that Barbara Brownlee will be the new Chief Executive of Soho Housing, starting on 13 September 2021.  

With 12 years’ experience in London housing, Barbara brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the role. As well as her tenure at Westminster Builds, a subsidiary of Westminster City Council, she was also Executive Director of Growth Planning and Housing for the council and responsible for kickstarting a ‘once in a generation’ regeneration programme at Ebury Bridge and Church Street. She also has connections across the greater London housing market, having been Director of Housing at Thurrock Council and Director of Neighbourhoods at Tower Hamlet Homes.  

Lesley Roberts, Chair of Soho Housing, said: “We are delighted to welcome Barbara to the Soho Housing team. With the West End becoming busier and Covid-19 restrictions easing this summer, there is a real sense of optimism in the air, so we’re thrilled to have Barbara taking the helm in September.” 

Barbara Brownlee, new CEO of Soho Housing said, “I’m really excited to be joining Soho Housing Association at this time. It is one of the most well-established housing organisations in London and I see this as an opportunity to take Soho Housing to the next level and, at the same time, help to provide more sustainable, affordable housing in one of the most challenging areas in London. As we emerge from the pandemic, affordable housing will never be more important.” 

We are excited to welcome Barbara later this year and will keep residents, staff and partners updated once she is on-board after the summer.