The Regulator of Social Housing has today announced the appointment of Kate Dodsworth, currently CEO of Gateway Housing, as its new Director of Consumer Regulation.
Kate started her career in housing working in homelessness and with rough sleepers and has also previously worked for the National Housing Federation and at Optivo Homes. She was also one of the founding members of Leadership 2025, which was set up to address diversity gaps in housing leadership, and is a trustee of the charity that is taking this work forward.
Kate will join the regulator in the summer.
Fiona MacGregor, CEO of RSH said:
Kate brings with her strong experience of working with tenants and effectively listening to the tenant voice to shape and influence services in her various roles as well as deep knowledge of the social housing sector.
We are delighted she will be joining us as Director of Consumer Regulation which is an extremely important role in our implementation of the White Paper and the proactive consumer regulation regime that sets out.
Kate Dodsworth said:
I’m honoured to take on this new role within the Regulator of Social Housing. Proactive consumer regulation will support a culture change which puts tenants at the centre of social housing.
Having advocated this throughout my career, I’m really excited to join RSH at this time and lead the delivery of some of the White Paper aspirations.