We are pleased to announce that Matthew Harrison will join South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) our new chair of the board.

Matt has over 30 years of executive level experience in the housing sector, and is currently CEO of Great Places Housing Association. He also brings an in-depth knowledge of, and commitment to, Sheffield and the South Yorkshire Region. Matt has a long standing and strong network of relationships across South Yorkshire, and is currently the chair of the South Yorkshire Housing Partnership.

We are looking forward to welcoming Matt to SYHA in September 2023.

“Matt brings an exceptional track record in the housing sector with over 30 years executive level experience as well as extensive experience as a non-executive director across a number of organisations. We had an outstanding calibre of candidates for the role but were particularly impressed by the alignment between Matt’s previous experience and our current focus on improving the governance and financial resilience of SYHA.”

Larry Gold
Our chief executive

“I am truly delighted to be joining SYHA, an organisation which has had significant influence in the city of Sheffield and in South Yorkshire. The legacy of SYHA and its future success are important to so many. It is a particular privilege to step into the role of chair at such an important point in the ongoing development of the organisation. SYHA has an excellent track record of commitment to customers, and I look forward to building on this and working with the Board and Larry to put us in an excellent position to continue to deliver impact for customers and our region.”

Matt Harrison
Our new chair

“I know I speak on behalf of the whole board when I say that we are thrilled that Matt is joining us as chair. He totally ‘gets’ SYHA, with its brilliant history, strong values and clear purpose. His wide knowledge and experience will be the perfect combination for us as we make progress with our future plans and ambitions.”

John Jeffries
Our current chair