Cathy McCarthy has been appointed as Housing Director to replace Deborah White, who retires at the end of the month.
She was recruited following an open and rigorous recruitment process that involved staff, board members and residents.
Cathy is currently Interim National Head of Housing at Centrepoint and has held previous Director roles at Southern Housing group and Origin Housing.
Cathy says 'I am so pleased to be joining West Kent, especially at such an exciting time of change. I am really looking forward to working with residents and colleagues on delivering our objectives and providing a great service.'
Cathy starts on 11 November.