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Clanmil Announces New CEO

Carol McTaggart has been appointed as the new chief executive designate of Clanmil Housing Group, one of Northern Ireland’s leading housing associations.

Having joined Clanmil over 30 years ago, Carol worked her way up through the organisation and has been development lead at Clanmil since 1997. In her current role as Group Director of Development she has led an ambitious development programme that has seen the number of homes Clanmil provides grow from 945 to more than 5,500.

When Carol takes up her role towards the end of the year, she will be responsible for delivering on the Group’s ambitious five-year strategy which includes providing a further 1,400 much needed high-quality homes and services that really make a difference for people and communities. She will be ably supported by the organisation’s new Chair Paul Fiddaman, who took up the role earlier this month having been on the Clanmil Board since 2013 and Vice Chair since 2018.

Announcing Carol’s appointment, Paul Fiddaman, Chair of the Clanmil Housing Group, said:

“I am delighted to confirm that Carol McTaggart has been appointed chief executive of Clanmil to succeed Clare McCarty, who retires later this year after 37 years of dedicated service.

“After a robust recruitment process, involving a large number of highly qualified candidates, the Board is confident that Carol is the perfect successor to carry on Clare’s brilliant work.  Her drive, passion and enthusiasm together with a detailed understanding of the housing sector and her intimate knowledge of Clanmil itself, make Carol the ideal person to take Clanmil forward.

“I wish Carol every success in her new role.”

Incoming Clanmil Chief Executive Carol McTaggart said,

“Clanmil is committed to delivering high quality homes that enrich lives. Homes are more than just a shelter. The homes we live in play an important role in shaping who we are.

“Having worked at Clanmil for more than three decades I know it is a fantastic organisation that is making a real difference in people’s lives and that is a credit to the people I have the privilege of working alongside.

“I have seen the drive and determination that Clare has brought to the role and I am committed to working with colleagues, customers and partners to deliver good quality homes and services as we set out on our new 5 year strategic direction.”

Clare McCarty, Clanmil Group Chief Executive, said:

“I am so delighted that the Board has appointed Carol to this post.

“I’ve worked with Carol for quite a number of years and know her absolute passion for our purpose and her commitment to the delivery of quality homes, services, support and opportunities for the people Clanmil is here to serve. Carol will bring great energy, insight, knowledge and resilience to this post and I wish her and Team Clanmil every success in the future.”




About Clanmil Housing Group
Clanmil Housing is one of Northern Ireland’s leading housing associations and currently owns and manages over 5,500 homes throughout Northern Ireland including family homes, homes for single people, independent living schemes for older people, housing with care for frail older people and supported housing for older people with dementia. Clanmil’s purpose is to provide homes for people to live well.

About Carol McTaggart
Carol is a member of the Board of the Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland (CIHNI).  She is also a Non Executive Director at York Housing Association in England and a member of the NI All Party Working Group on construction.

About Paul Fiddaman
Paul is Chief Executive of Karbon Homes, a housing association that owns and manages almost 30,000 homes across the North East of England and Yorkshire. He has more than 25 years’ experience working at a senior level in the social housing sector.