Leading Midlands Landlord whg has announced the appointment of Danielle Oum as its new Chair of the Board.

Danielle replaces Mike Hew, who took over the position on an interim basis following the stepping down of Eddie Hughes MP in June.

Danielle comes to whg with a great deal of experience in the housing sector, having served on a number of Housing Association boards.

She also has an extensive background in the learning and skills and regeneration sectors and has held senior roles in organisations that include the Black Country Consortium, Groundwork UK and the Learning and Skills Council. 

She is Chair of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Danielle said: “whg is committed to growing its range of services in Walsall and beyond, and I’m really looking forward to working with them to extend this work to support more families across the region.”

Gary Fulford, whg's Group Chief Executive, said: “I am thrilled to be welcoming Danielle Oum as our new Chair of the Board and my thanks go to Mike Hew for his excellent work as acting chair.

“Danielle joins us at a very exciting time for whg. We have ambitious plans to build more homes and develop our services. I have no doubt that Danielle will be a tremendous asset and I look forward to working with her in the future.”