Southwark appoints new Strategic Director of Housing and Modernisation

30 November 2017

Michael Scorer, currently Director of Housing Services at Hackney Council, will join Southwark next February to replace outgoing Strategic Director Gerri Scott, who is leaving at Christmas.

Michael Scorer has worked for the public sector for 22 years, most recently in senior leadership roles including Assistant Chief Executive, Director and Deputy Director. He has extensive housing experience – in his role in Hackney he has been responsible for delivery of all housing services to over 30,000 tenants and leaseholders and the delivery of an £80m capital programme. In addition to this, Michael has had recent experience of large-scale and multi organisation (local authority and NHS) transformation, leading a major whole system change programme for health and social care in Luton and Waltham Forest, where he worked closely with senior politicians and leaders across a wide range of organisations.

Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “We are very pleased to have appointed Michael to the biggest housing job in London – managing the housing of London’s biggest social landlord, delivering one of the most ambitious council housebuilding programmes in the country, and helping the council to modernise its services for residents. Gerri’s boots are big ones to fill, but I’m confident we’ve found a great new addition to our senior management team, and we look forward to welcoming Michael in February.”

Michael Scorer, said: “I’m both delighted and humbled to have been offered this opportunity. Southwark has worked tremendously hard and deservedly built a reputation as a borough with ambition that has fairness for all residents at the heart of what it does. I know I will have to work hard and build on the success that has already been achieved in order to continue to deliver Southwark's fairer future promises including housing and neighbourhoods that enable our residents to thrive and of which they can be proud. I’m looking forward to getting to know Southwark; the people who live here and the place, and to building strong relationships with people that enable us to work together for the benefit of all.”

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