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Claire Higgins - Chair

Claire is an experienced housing professional who has held a number of senior positions at Circle 33 Housing Trust and Housing 21, before being appointed Director of Operations at Cross Keys Homes (CKH) when it was created in 2004.

Claire was appointed Chief Executive at CKH in 2014. She has taken CKH from strength-to-strength, increasing turnover and leading its most ambitious development programme: to build 500 homes a year and expand its geographical reach.

Claire has overseen the successful launch of Cross Keys Care, which provides care for older people in the community and in CKH’s extra care schemes, Kingfisher Court and Lapwing Apartments. Claire ensures CKH remains a commercial business with a social heart and is passionate about expanding the communities programme that changes so many people’s lives. Claire sits on the Board of PlaceShapers, is the Chair of Evera Homes and is also a member of Build East.


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