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Brendan Sarsfield

Chair Sustainability for Housing

Brendan is the founding Chair of Sustainability for Housing. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a CEO in the social housing sector, including for Peabody where he led the organisation between 2017 and 2021.

Under his leadership, Peabody prioritised social rented homes at low rents for people in need. Brendan’s time at Peabody also saw the association highlight the challenges faced by its customers and made the case for a fairer social security system and better pay for people on low incomes. Peabody was also a founding partner of the ESG Social Housing Working Group, which developed the SRS.

Prior to leading Peabody, Brendan was CEO of Family Mosaic HA.

Brendan now holds a number of leadership positions across the private and voluntary sectors. He is a Trustee and Chair of Finance and Fundraising at crisis support charity Hestia.

He is also a board member of Grosvenor Hart Homes, a project sponsored by the Duke of Westminster; and a strategic advisor to NEC Software

He is a great believer in housing associations as organisations that have a positive impact on communities, places and people.