Barrington Billings, Chair

Barrington’s appointment as Chair is a key appointment for MHA.  Following the regulatory downgrade, we needed someone who brought strength in governance best practice and experience of working in both a housing and non-executive capacity.  We believe Barrington brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be of great benefit to MHA.

Barrington began his senior housing career in 1990 as an Executive Director at Hallmark Community Housing, where he worked for six years.  Since then, he has held Executive-level posts at a number of Housing Associations, such as Prime Focus and Places for People, and is currently Head of Asset Management and Development at Tuntum Housing Association.  In addition to executive roles, Barrington has also served on a number of Boards; outside of sector he has been a non-executive at an Academy and an NHS Trust and was Chair of the Joint Awarding Body of the Chartered Institute of Building from 2007-2008.  Within the sector he has served on the Boards of Gentoo (2008-2017) and Arhag Housing (2007-2013), having Chaired the latter, and was also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing from 2000-2008, serving as President from 2005-2006.