Two new board members at Victory Housing in north Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 11:57 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:57 28 January 2013

Philip Burton (left) and Stephen Burke (right) with Victory Housing  chairman John Wollocombe. Picture: SUBMITTED

Philip Burton (left) and Stephen Burke (right) with Victory Housing chairman John Wollocombe. Picture: SUBMITTED


Victory Housing Trust has appointed two prominent north Norfolk figures to its board.

Philip Burton and Stephen Burke have become members of the body which directs and controls the trust’s work and ensures that Victory achieves its aims and objectives.

Philip Burton, from Mundesley, is the former chief executive of North Norfolk District Council, having recently taken early retirement. Before that was a chief executive and chief housing officer at another authorities. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a former chairman of the Reading-based Raglan Housing Association.

He is now a part time, self-employed public sector management consultant and is a Trustee of the Benjamin Foundation, based in North Walsham.

Stephen Burke is the director of the social enterprise United for All Ages, which brings older and younger people together in different ways, and of the website, which enables families using childcare or eldercare to review and rate care providers they have used.

He is the former chief executive of two national charities and former leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. He moved to Happisburgh in 2010 and is vice-chairman of the local Labour Party.

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