Housing chief to retire after 37 years with the charity

Andy Winter joined BHT Sussex as a frontline worker in 1985

Andy Winter
Andy Winter

The chief executive of the housing charity BHT Sussex is to step down after 37 years with the organisation.

Andy Winter joined the charity, then known as Brighton Housing Trust, as a frontline worker in 1985, before rising through the ranks to become chief executive in 2003.

Winter, who will retire in January, told Third Sector he would “miss it like crazy”, but the time was right for him to move on.

The charity is a registered housing provider with an annual turnover of £17.5m and more than 320 staff.

It changed its name last year after merging with the mental health care and support charity Sussex Oakleaf.

Kelvin MacDonald, chair of BHT Sussex, said the charity would be “looking for someone to build on the platform being left by Andy, taking the organisation to new heights and to positively meet the challenges we will face over the next few years and beyond”.

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