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Peter Roach set to retire from Bournville Village Trust

Published on: 26 Oct 2017

. [square]Peter Roach, chief executive of Bournville Village Trust, is to retire in spring 2018 after leading the charity for 16 years.

Bournville Vilage Trust was founded in 1900 by philanthropist and chocolate-maker George Cadbury.

During his time at the Trust, Roach has led the management and development of the Bournville estate in Birmingham, which is recognised as laying the foundations for latter day garden cities. He has also overseen the creation of hundreds of new homes in Birmingham and Telford.

Under his leadership, the Trust has also embarked on building Birmingham’s first £60 million care village which, once complete, will be home to over 400 older people and will integrate a range of housing and health services in partnership with others, including the NHS.

Roach said: “I am very proud over my 36-year-career in housing to have been involved in meeting people’s housing needs, providing care and support services and creating communities where people choose to live.

“I shall look back over my 16 years at Bournville Village Trust with particular fondness and I feel very fortunate to have worked for such a special organisation, interpreting George Cadbury’s vision to ensure the Trust continues to achieve its mission in the 21st century.”

Duncan Cadbury, chair of Bournville Village Trust, said: “Peter has made a fantastic contribution to the Trust over the last 16 years, acting as an excellent ambassador and inspiring leader. We will miss his dedication and enthusiasm for providing housing and services that make a real difference to people’s lives. On behalf of all trustees, I wish Peter a well-deserved and enjoyable retirement.”

The Trust will begin to recruit for Peter’s replacement from November.