Announcing our new Chief Executive Officer

HCD is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer

The HCD board of directors, also known as the General Council are delighted to welcome Edward Quigley as our new CEO.

Edward QuigleyRod Campbell-Taylor, Chair of HCD General Council: "Edward's appointment followed both a formal interview process, and for the first time an innovative practice based challenge for the final shortlisted candidates (including collaborating with staff on a case study).  Edward was born, raised and still lives nearby in Islington and has worked extensively in London and most recently in Cambridge,  where he supported city centre businesses, launching and growing the city's first Business Improvement Distrcit.

Before that, Edward has worked for a range of charities and not-for-profit organisations, including Meanwhile Space CIC, Paddington Development Trust and the Ethical Property Foundation.  Edward has also experience of managing economic development and regeneration projects across London. Although Edward only started on 1st August, he has already taken a lead role on key HCD projects and has won the confidence of staff and stakeholders as he begins to set out a vision of how HCD can capitalise on the achievements of the last few years and harness excellence in every area of its work."

Edward Quigley, CEO:  "I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead HCD, working with staff, volunteers and our General Council to build on the already excellent work we do with tenants, social enterprises, individual support for those returning to employment and our community development activity in Gillett Square.  These first few weeks have shown me just how much potential there is for HCD to grow - with a committed, passionate and talented team of staff and over 30 years of valuable work in Hackney.

My first few weeks and months will be focused on getting under the skin of the organisation; getting to know staff, volunteers, members of the General Council and our tenants, clients and partners.  From there, I will work collaboratively to develop a five-year strategy for HCD and look forward to leading the organisation at what is a very exciting time.

My thanks too, to my predecessor Dominic Ellison, for his hard work in getting HCD to the position it is and for helping me to settle into the role."

You can connect with Edward on LinkedIn here and follow him on Twitter here.