We are very pleased to announce that Ursula Bennion has been appointed as the new Chair of Opendoor Homes.

Ursula replaces Sharon Slotnik who was the previous Chair of Opendoor Homes. Ursula said: “It is a great opportunity for me to apply my knowledge and share best practice. I am looking forward to working with such a sound organisation, with an excellent Board and team. I am also excited for the new challenges ahead. Opendoor is very different to Trent & Dove. But I am confident that my development background and leadership can make a difference to its future strategy.”

Derek Rust, Opendoor’s Director of Growth and Development, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ursula Bennion as Chair of the  Opendoor Homes Board, particularly at such an exciting period of growth for the organisation. Ursula brings a wealth housing experience from her previous roles and we look forward to benefiting from her valuable contribution to Opendoor.”

Ursula joined Trent & Dove in 2015 and has over 25 years’ worth of experience from across the housing sector, from her first job as a trainee Housing Officer to Director of Business Development and currently as Chief Executive.