Homes and Communities Agency, Chief Executive
Pat Ritchie has been Chief Executive of the HCA since 1 November 2010.
Pat has led the delivery of the new Affordable Homes Programme, decent homes, and locally led economic development including the publication of the HCA’s first development and land disposal strategy. Over the past year Pat has overseen a significant change in the role of the Agency including development of the Economic Assets Programme and, as of 1st April 2012, responsibility for the regulation of social housing providers.
Under Pat’s leadership the Agency has exceeded its key delivery outcomes for 2010/11 and 2011/12 completing over 123,000 homes and starting over 77,000 further units in that time.
Previously HCA director, North East, Pat played a leading role developing Local Investment Planning. Pat has extensive experience in economic development and regeneration through prior roles in both the private and public sector.