HOMELINK is delighted to welcome Hugh Jones to the finance team. Following the departure of former Treasurer, John Howes, who has successfully stewarded HOMELINK’s finances over the past eight years, Hugh will now take the lead for HOMELINK’s financial governance.

Hugh is a Chartered Account who qualified with Deloitte and brings a wealth of experience from his long career in finance. Hugh worked in Malawi for three years for a variety of clients ranging from the local Carslberg Brewery to a tea factory! On his return to the UK he switched from external auditing to internal auditing working for a number of organisations. In 1999 he joined an international law firm in London as their internal auditor and is where he stayed until he retired in April 2020.

“HOMELINK’s work with clients and the difficulties they face finding accommodation has really brought home the value of HOMELINK’s service and the dedication of those working for the charity,” said Hugh.

“I am delighted be joining HOMELINK as a trustee and working with the team.”

With loan repayment rates of 85%, and excellent finance processes which enable quick and efficient to payments to Clients trying to secure homes, HOMELINK’s finance team continues to go from strength to strength. The team also includes Finance Manager, Gabrielle Hill, and Finance Assistant, France Hymas.

HOMELINK’s Chair, Joan Wignall, said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Hugh to our finance team and also grateful to John Howes for his wonderful work and commitment to HOMELINK over the years. We are so appreciative that Hugh has now joined the team and feel very fortunate to have his expertise to lead us forward”.