Later living communities developer Inspired Villages has appointed Angie Harding to its Executive Committee as operations director.
Harding joins the group from The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, bringing a wealth of experience in the later living sector. Working with the Trust for 16 years, she oversaw the business’ growth ambitions, scaling it from 5 to 21 retirement villages with a focus on a healthy and active lifestyle.
The new appointment comes at an exciting time for the Inspired Villages which continues to deliver a plan, supported by £500 million of backing from Legal & General and NatWest Pension Funds, to create 34 communities with 5,100 purpose-built homes for up to 8,000 residents.
With eight villages currently in operation supporting over 1,200 residents, and others currently under construction or going through the planning process, the group will open a ninth village at Millfield Green in Bedfordshire in the Autumn.
I am delighted to welcome Angie to the business as Operations Director and know she will play a pivotal role in leading our operations function, supporting the creation of communities where people can live the best years of their life.Advertisement
CEO, Jamie Bunce, says: “I am delighted to welcome Angie to the business as Operations Director and know she will play a pivotal role in leading our operations function, supporting the creation of communities where people can live the best years of their life. Her experience in the sector will be hugely beneficial as we maintain a commitment to putting customers first as we scale at pace and open more villages. Angie’s appointment is a testament to our desire to deliver service excellence to all residents, as we drive forward our exciting growth plans.”
Harding adds: “I’m really looking forward to joining the team at Inspired Villages. I not only admire the company’s impressive achievements to this point but I’m also inspired by a team who are clearly committed to the health and wellbeing of its residents, whilst wanting to have a positive impact on wider society too. Integrated Retirement Communities play such a huge part in addressing the shortfall in housing for older people and I’m delighted to be joining somewhere so committed to delivering this need in such a responsible and innovative fashion.”