Thrive Homes makes a new senior hire

Thrive Homes has appointed David Mullen as Assistant Director of Resources, to support the delivery of the 5,000-home housing association’s growth plans.

David Mullen has over ten years’ experience as a finance professional within the social housing sector, having worked for some of the largest housing associations in the UK including Peabody and Wheatley Group. David’s wide-ranging experience also includes finance and resource management in a local authority and the private sector.

Speaking on the appointment, David commented, “I am delighted to join the strong, passionate team at Thrive Homes. I look forward to applying my experience in housing and finance to help Thrive Homes continue to grow and achieve its business objectives. This is an exciting time to join an organisation like Thrive Homes and contribute to the delivery of more homes.”

Thrive Homes’ Chief Executive Elspeth Mackenzie said, “I am thrilled to welcome David to our organisation as an Assistant Director of Resources, where he will help maintain our financial stability during a period of growth, ensuring that Thrive Homes continues to provide comfortable, affordable homes in some of the most expensive areas of the country.   

David Mullen’s appointment is the third senior hire by Thrive Homes in the last nine months. Karen Forbes-Jackson and Mark Farrar were appointed in July 2020 – as Corporate Services Director and Finance Director respectively. Thrive Homes also welcomed Kate McLeod as a new Board Chair in November 2020.