David Rodgers announces ICA Housing retirement

30 Apr 2012

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ICA Housing President, David Rodgers, has announced his retirement from the sectoral organisation at the end of his term in 2013.

Mr Rodgers, also Chair of the ICA Housing Board, started his career in 1971 as a founder member of Sanford Housing Co-operative, London, which today maintains a successful sustainable community and recently made a contribution to the International Year of Co-operatives fund. Eight years later, Mr Rodgers was appointed as Chief Executive of CDS Co-operatives, London, where he has grown the organisation over the past 30 years to the largest co-operative housing service agency in England. At the end of July, Mr Rodgers will depart from CDS, but remains with the ICA until 2013. He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the years I have spent as CDS’s Chief Executive. Every day, it has been inspirational to work with tenants and residents and to support and enable them to use their often neglected talents to control their own homes and neighbourhoods. I retain my passionate commitment to housing co-operatives.” Retiring in the International Year of Co-operatives, Mr Rodgers said it is the right time to step down: “I retain my passion for and commitment to housing co-operatives in particular, and to the wider Co-operative Movement in general. I intend to continue promoting and developing housing and other co-operatives which, with over 900 million members worldwide, are increasingly important as enterprises that are good for people, good for societies and good for the planet, but I think it is the right time for me to step down and for CDS to appoint a new CEO.” • To find out more about the Chief Executive vacancy at CDS, visit ICA jobs.

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