Former National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr has announced his second appointment since leaving the role, joing the board of Clarion Housing Group.

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Orr stepped down as NHF chief executive last month, after 13 years in the role and has been commended for his contribution to the sector by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Including his role at the NHF, Orr has had a thirty year career in housing including roles as chief executive of Newlon Homes and at Centrepoint, the homelessness charity. Earlier this month, Residential Secure Income appointed Orr as the independent non-executive chairman of its registered provider subsidiary ReSI Housing.

At Clarion, he will join the group board to support recently appointment group chief executive Clare Miller. Clarion is planning to build 50,000 homes over the next ten years, of which two thirds will be affordable.

Miller said: “It is a privilege to have David join the group board. Under my leadership I am determined that Clarion will stay true to our social mission and play a major role in meeting the housing crisis. Being able to call on David’s insight and experience to help us meet our objectives will be invaluable.”