17 June 2015
John McLean, Chief Executive of Fold Housing Association and Vice-Chair of the NIFHA board, has been awarded an O.B.E for services to housing and the community.
John was appointed Chief Executive of Fold Housing Association in June 2005. The organisation manages 6000 homes across Northern Ireland. In addition 27,000 homes avail of Fold's TeleCare and Telehealth services. The Association employs 800 staff and has a turnover of £40m.
John was previously employed as Commercial Director with NIE, the Tyco Group and the Rotary Group. He has worked in the manufacturing, contracting and services sectors, overseas and in the UK.
He said: 'I am humbled by this recognition and honoured to accept it on behalf of the tremendously dedicated staff and board members of Fold who give so generously of their time and effort to the whole community.'
He added, 'I believe it is also further recognition of the wider social housing sector which has made and continues to make such a positive impact on society in Northern Ireland.'