Peabody in the news

We’re delighted to announce that our former Chief Executive Stephen Howlett has been awarded a CBE for services to housing in the New Year’s honours list.

The award is in recognition of Stephen’s 42-year career in housing which includes 13 years as our Chief Executive.

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Stephen Howlett CBE above

During his time with us, Stephen also became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Chair and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich (between 2013 and 2017), and a Trustee of Open City, London’s leading architecture charity.

Since retiring from Peabody in July 2017, Stephen has taken on a diverse range of roles including Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and chairing London South-East Colleges. He is also co-chairing the implementation of the Greenwich Fairness Commission’s recommendations and chairing the working group on housing.

Stephen Howlett CBE said: "I am hugely honoured to have received this award which I owe first and foremost to my family. I am also indebted to the unique Peabody Trust and the amazing colleagues, Board members and partners who have helped and supported me through my career. I’m sure that they will carry on energetically and enthusiastically working to provide the good quality homes that our people so badly need.

"Through housing and in education, I’ve always been keen to help people get the opportunities that I had. A poor background should not be a barrier to success and prosperity and I’ll continue working to help create opportunities for people to achieve their aspirations. My thanks again to the many wonderful people I have had the privilege of working with over the years. I am proud of what we did together."