Welcome to our new Director of Finance & ICT – Sara Foster

Posted on by Gavin Holley

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our Executive Management Team, our new Director of Finance & I.C.T. – Sara Foster who started the role on 1st April 2019.

Sara is the latest senior appointment at RHA and will work alongside the Director of Operations (Jen Ellis), our Head of Development (Matt Worton) and reporting in to our Chief Executive (Luke Takeuchi).

Sara is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, she qualified at PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequently worked in both the public sector and in housing.  More recently Sara was Director of Finance at Bridgend College, this included responsibility for funding, finance and procurement, and Management Information Services including student data and enrolment. Sara’s work involved setting up a subsidiary company to grow commercial training activities, transforming the finance team to improve performance and customer service and leading on a systems review and implementation for Finance, HR-Payroll and Student data systems, improving reporting and real-time data and management information across the organisation. All of which means she will bring a breadth of knowledge and strong skill-set to this role and will provide clear strategic direction and effective leadership whilst supporting the high quality services for our tenants and communities.

Our Chief Exec – Luke Takeuchi said: “I am really pleased to have Sara join us as our new Director of Finance and ICT. Sara has demonstrated the leadership skills we were looking for to continue to strengthen our team. Sara has a wealth of financial experience within various roles which is obviously critical but what has been impressive is Sara’s knowledge and understanding and genuine commitment to our social purpose here at RHA. Sara joins us at an exciting time and I am confident that she will make a valuable contribution to meeting our objectives over the coming years.”

If you would like to meet, or get in touch or have any questions for our Executive Management team then please email: enquires@rhondda.org, or drop us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram  or telephone us on 01443 424200.

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