NABCO, the national organisation representing, promoting and developing co-operative housing in Ireland are delighted to announce that Kieron Brennan will be joining NABCO as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer following an extensive recruitment process, which involved both national and international candidates. Mr Brennan joins NABCO from his his role as CEO of the Irish League of Credit Unions which he has held since 2008 and he will start his new position on the 16th September 2014.
Announcing Kieron Brennan’s appointment, NABCO President Declan Hudson said “I am very pleased to welcome Kieron to NABCO and look forward to working with him in the coming years, to build on and further strengthen NABCO’s position as Ireland’s premier housing organisation. Our management and Board have been extremely successful over recent years in developing NABCO as an award winning organisation and promoting the co-operative housing model in Ireland. We have had many notable milestones and this will continue with our new CEO. Kieron’s unique and extensive experience in financial management and community and business development will further develop our wide array of offerings and extend our community networks as we have exciting plans for the future.”
Kieron will report to the NABCO Board, and will have overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the strategic and operational work of NABCO. His proven leadership accomplishments throughout his extensive career in community, voluntary and co-operative organisations has seen him lead the Irish League of Credit Unions since 2008 and prior to this he held leadership positions with POBAL as Programme Manager, a not-for-profit company focused on community development and financing which manages programmes on behalf of the Irish Government and the EU. He was also Manager Ireland of Triodos Bank (one of Europe’s largest ethical banks), Executive Director of Clann Credo (social development fund) and Chief Executive of Partas.
One of Kieron’s initial tasks will be to continue to develop a co-operative solution to a number of unfinished housing schemes which have the potential to create hundreds of construction jobs and opportunities for trade apprentices. The housing organisation also provide a co-operative approach to a number of unsold affordable housing estates for local authorities, which will add to their current stock of 1,800 homes in nine local authority areas. In 2013 NABCO announced a €20 million investment for over 300 new homes in a number of separate developments.
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