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 an Honorary Professor at the UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management and a member of the School’s 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.

Between 2017-19 Paul was Chair of G15 and a member of the Homes for Londoners Board. During his two year term, Paul focused on building stronger relationships with the public sector and making the economic case for higher grant rates and longer-term funding. 

He was also a high-profile advocate of rebalancing the landlord tenant relationship. G15 house one in 10 Londoners and own and manage more than 600,000 homes. They build a quarter of all new homes in London each year – and more than a third of all social and affordable housing nationally. 

Paul was named Best Supporting Male at the Women in Housing Awards in October 2018 in recognition of his role 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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