After 27 years as our Chief Executive, Tony Stacey has decided to retire. He said…

“I will be 67 next February; it really will be time for me to hang up my boots. It is a good time to pass on the baton as it’s our organisation’s 50th anniversary, and the exceptional quality of SYHA’s services have just been recognised by being awarded Landlord of the Year at the UK Housing Awards.”

Tony Stacey

Tony has been a CEO for a total of 36 years, having worked in his previous role at Hexagon Housing Association for 9 years, and was awarded the OBE for services to social housing in 2017.

Tony has also been active in the Homes for Cathy group – a national alliance of organisations working together to end homelessness – and has chaired the PlaceShapers group for 5 years, overseeing the trebling of its size and its emergence as a national force in social housing.

“Tony has been an absolutely outstanding and inspirational leader for SYHA. He has a remarkable quality of remaining as fresh, optimistic and alive to new ideas now as he was on day one. He has had immense influence in the sector, where his unwavering commitment to the social purpose of housing associations has shone through. It has been wonderful working with Tony as Chair over the past five years and I have learned a huge amount from him. We all wish him all the very best for the future.”

Professor Ian Cole
Chair of the board

A big thank you to Tony for his incredible leadership, and wishing him the very best for his retirement. We will share more about recruiting Tony’s successor next month – you can stay up to date on our website and social media.