WWH’s Group Chief Executive Anne Hinchey is named Woman of the Year at Women In Housing Awards 2019

Our Group Chief Executive Anne Hinchey has been named Woman of the Year in a prestigious UK-wide awards ceremony that celebrates the achievements of women in housing.

Anne was one of nine women shortlisted in the Woman of the Year: Leadership category at the Women In Housing Awards, held in Manchester on October 10 2019.

Judges were impressed by the way Anne puts the things that matter to Wales & West Housing’s 22,000 residents at the heart of everything the organisation does, and how she inspires others at WWH to do the same.

Since becoming WWH’s first female chief executive in 2006, she has changed ways of working to open conversations and find out “what matters” to the residents rather than looking at services from a cost perspective.

Under Anne’s leadership WWH has

  • doubled its development programme to build 1,500 more homes in the next three years
  • embarked on a £35 million investment programme employing local contractors to modernise WWH homes, making them easier and cheaper for residents to heat
  • put money back into communities to support residents
  • created Wales & West Housing’s annual Making A Difference Awards in 2008 to celebrate and reward the achievements of its residents

“It is such an honour to win this award not just for me, but everyone at Wales & West Housing. I could not lead a better organisation.”
Anne Hinchey, WWH Group Chief Executive

WWH Board Member Sharon Lee, says working with Anne is “incredibly inspiring.”

Sharon added: “Anne is an exceptional Group Chief Executive and leader. It’s more than just a job. She lives and breathes the desire to make a difference to the lives of people in Wales. One of her greatest strengths is that she brings out the best in others. She makes room for others to shine.”

“It’s more than just a job. She lives and breathes the desire to make a difference to the lives of people in Wales.”
Sharon Lee, WWH Board Member 

The Women in Housing Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding women working in housing and are run in partnership with Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

All the finalists are listed here

Alison Stokes 07484 911100 Alison is our PR & Marketing Officer for South & West Wales.