Property and tech investment firm, Convivia, has announced Sir Stephen Hillier as its Non-Executive Chair.
As Non-Executive Chair, Sir Stephen will play a fundamental role in driving the risk and governance strategy for the business, together with supporting the implementation of target operating models, processes, and policies.
After a long career in the Royal Air Force, including as Chief of the Air Staff, the Head of the Service, from 2016 – 2019, Sir Stephen has considerable experience in leading large, high-profile, and complex organisations, portfolios and programmes within closely regulated and scrutinised environments.
In addition to his role as Non-Executive Chair of Convivia, Sir Stephen has a broad portfolio of other commitments and interests, including Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority, Non-Executive Director at the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Chair of the Trustees of the RAF Museum, and a variety of roles in other charities, with a focus on supporting veterans and social mobility.
Discussing his appointment as Non-Executive Chair of Convivia, Sir Stephen said, “I’m excited to be working with Convivia and to be able to play my part in leading and guiding the Company towards the delivery of its values and goals.”
Roy Ledgister, CEO of Convivia, added, “When looking for a Non-Executive Chair, we wanted to secure someone who not only had extensive experience in leading fast-growth organisations, but who also shared our passion and philosophy for social mobility.
Sir Stephen is genuinely united in our objective to empower the lives of low-income tenants through luxury public housing, and the Board and I feel honoured to be working with him. To date, his contribution has been incredibly valuable, and I look forward to working closely with him over the months and years to come.”
In September 2021, Convivia secured an equity investment deal worth hundreds of millions and has since acquired four buildings under its Group structure, with each positioned in strategic locations across the UK.