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ARCH annual report


The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.


Download it here.

ARCH staff




John Bibby is ARCH's CEO.


John has worked in local government since 1974 and was until 2014 Director of Housing & Community Services at the City of Lincoln Council, where he had responsibility for both the Council's strategic housing and housing landlord functions in managing the City Council's stock of just under 8,000 council homes.


John is a keen supporter of collaborative working and was also instrumental with others in setting up ARCH.


John's previous housing experience included spells at two metropolitan borough councils in the North West - St Helens Borough Council, where he started his housing career, and Sefton Borough Council on Merseyside. John has also worked in the former Welsh district of Alyn & Deeside.


CaroleHalfacreTenants Group Facilitator


Carole Halfacre has over 25 years' experience of working in social housing. She began her housing career in frontline housing management for the London Borough of Ealing and worked as a resident involvement officer for Ealing and for Warden Housing Association. She was employed by the previous regulator, the Housing Corporation, in regulation and inspection policy, including being policy advisor for resident involvement, and was an assistant director at HouseMark.


Carole has also worked in the private sector as a trainer and consultant with a range of organisations to develop management and leadership capabilities. She is a qualified trainer, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.