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Rachael Orr to move on from PlaceShapers in 2023

ROPlaceShapers CEO Rachael Orr has announced that she is moving to a new job early in the new year. Rachael will leave PlaceShapers at the end of January 2023 after joining in 2018.

Matthew Walker, Chair of PlaceShapers, said: "Rachael has been an inspirational CEO. She will leave with my huge thanks, along with the rest of the Board and the PlaceShapers network as well as the many partners we work with.

"As CEO she has led with a passion and commitment to our work to put place-shaping truly at the heart of decision making.

"At PlaceShapers we believe that the communities where members work should be places where people thrive, and we want to do all we can to help to make that happen.

"There are unprecedented challenges in our communities, the sector and the overall economy - but that is matched by the determination of our members to address the challenges and embrace the opportunities.

"We look forward to hearing from candidates passionate about driving forward our vision and, working closely with the PlaceShapers Board, to formulating and leading the delivery of our ambitious plans to create thriving communities."

Rachael Orr said: "“The work housing associations do, alongside residents and communities, is truly inspiring. I’m so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from so many talented, dedicated people who are doing all they can to try and deliver transformational change in the places they love. I look forward to sharing news on my new role in the coming weeks.”

Details of the role and how to apply are here.