Paul Hackett CBE
Paul is Chief Executive of Southern Housing and a member of the Southern Housing Board.
Prior to the launch of Southern Housing, Paul held the same positions at Optivo from 2017 and led AmicusHorizon as CEO from 2012.
Before becoming CEO of AmicusHorizon, 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 Sustainable Construction and a member of the Bartlett's Independent Advisory Board. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 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.
Paul was awarded a CBE for services to social housing.