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David Ashmore

SWLEP board member appointed MBE

David Ashmore, a board member of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, has been appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours List.

Recognised for ‘services to housing in the South West of England’, David spent 25 years at Greensquare housing group until stepping down as chief executive in January 2013.

Under his leadership Greensquare became a major housing and regeneration social enterprise owning more than 10,000 homes across Wiltshire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

The Group comprises of charitable and commercial subsidiaries, including an in-house construction management company and a Swindon-based gas installation business.

David has worked in senior positions in housing for 35 years and been CEO of three organisations since 1988. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and gained an MBA at Birmingham University in 2000.

His non-executive experience includes chairing the North Wiltshire Local Strategic Partnership and the SW Regional Committee of the National Housing Federation.