Chief Executive, CHS Group
Nigel Howlett is the Chief Executive of CHS Group, a housing association and social investment agency which covers the Cambridgeshire area. The work of CHS Group includes affordable housing, shared ownership homes, a wide range of care services and care homes for older people, support services and housing for many different groups of vulnerable people including vulnerable teenagers and young mothers, women fleeing domestic violence and people with mental health issues or learning difficulties. CHS also runs children’s nurseries. CHS builds about 100 new homes each year, employs 400 people and has a turnover of £25m.
Nigel has worked for CHS for more than 25 years and as Chief Executive has led it through a period of increased demand and reduced funding for services. He sits as an Executive Director on the board of Cambridge & County Developments, which is CHS’s development subsidiary company, and is a member of the Cambridge sub-regional Housing Board which is a local authority led partnership co-ordinating housing strategy across the housing sub-region.