Paul Hackett

Image: Chief Executive of Optivo, Paul HackettRole: Chief Executive

Paul is Chief Executive of Optivo.

Prior to the launch of Optivo in 2017, Paul led AmicusHorizon as CEO since 2012.

Before that he spent four years as Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the transformation of service delivery.

Paul has worked in the housing association sector since 1989.  Before joining AmicusHorizon, Paul was Executive Director, Development and New Business with Moat.

He led Moat's new build and sales programmes and led the merger with Bourne Housing Society. He also oversaw a number of major regeneration projects, including Moat’s first PFI.

Prior to that, Paul spent eight and a half years at L&Q, where he led a number of large and complex regeneration projects and stock transfers.  His last role at L&Q was to establish a key worker housing business.

Paul is Chair of G15 - the group of London’s largest housing associations. G15 house 1 in 10 Londoners and build a quarter of all new homes in London each year.  Between them, G15 own and manage more than 600,000 homes, build more than 10,000 homes each year and have a 100,000 home development pipeline.

Paul is an Honorary Professor at the UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management and a member of the School’s Independent Advisory Board. He also sits on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) ‘Housing Supply Group’. He is a Fellow of the RICS, the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Institute of Housing and is an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism.

He was named Best Supporting Male at the Women in Housing Awards in October 2018 in recognition of his role in encouraging and embracing gender equality and diversity, role-modelling inclusivity and supporting and enabling women to succeed.

Paul says: “I’m proud to lead an organisation that’s committed to putting people at the heart of our business.”

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