Soho Housing Welcomes Three New Appointments

Vivienne King, our new CEO

Soho Housing is thrilled to announce that Vivienne King has been appointed to the position of Soho Housing’s new chief executive, taking over from Joe Chambers who stepped down earlier in the month.

Vivienne was previously director of business operations and general counsel of The Crown Estate, where she was part of the senior team which led the transformation of The Crown Estate from a traditional estate to a modern progressive business. She is also a trustee of Women's Pioneer Housing and has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry.

Also joining Soho Housing are Nick Stonley and Jeremy Titchen as non-executive board members, representing a strong commercial field for the benefit of Soho Housing's robust future. Nick has 35 years of experience in the residential development industry and is now managing director of Strawberry Star Developments. Jeremy is an experienced property professional with more than 25 years of experience in the real estate market and is director at Rockhopper Real Estate Limited.

Welcoming the appointments Lesley Roberts, chair of Soho Housing, stated: “As a member of the senior executive team leading the transformation of The Crown Estate, Vivienne has played a key role in developing the award-winning property investment business into the success it is today. She is commercially astute with a strong track record of stakeholder engagement and delivering change whilst remaining true to the core values of the business. Her experience and values are an excellent fit with Soho Housing. We also welcome Nick and Jeremy, who bring great strength and knowledge of the commercial field for the benefit of Soho Housing's robust future. I look forward to working with all three in this new chapter for Soho Housing, with an invigorated appetite and aptitude for adapting and growing in a challenging environment.”

On being appointed to the role, Vivienne King said: "Having worked extensively in central London, it is a natural transition to be joining Soho Housing. I feel passionately that London should be able to accommodate a diverse community of homes and Soho Housing plays a vital role in supplying affordable residential accommodation in the heart of London. I am privileged to have been appointed to lead this extraordinary business driven by its core values and its mission. I am looking forward to working with a talented team, our board, shareholders and all of our stakeholders in taking Soho Housing into the next phase of its development and making its special contribution to London's housing needs."