26 June 2023
Mario Ambrosi appointed Chair of Housing and Ageing Alliance
The Housing and Ageing Alliance (HAA) has appointed Mario Ambrosi, Director of Communications and Marketing at Anchor, as its new Chair. Sarah Davis, Senior Policy and Practice Officer at The Chartered Institute of Housing, has been appointed Vice Chair.
The Housing and Ageing Alliance is made up of individuals from local and national organisations working together with a single objective; to bring about improvements to the housing and living conditions of older people. Mario takes on the role of Chair from Housing Learning & Improvement Network CEO Jeremy Porteus FRSA.
Mario Ambrosi said:
The pressures of demographic change and the enormous opportunity afforded by the creation of the Older People’s Housing Taskforce mean it has never been more important for organisations to work together on this crucial topic. At the HAA, we believe that homes, communities and housing-related services should be planned and designed in ways that enable choice, control, inclusion and independence in later life. As a broad spectrum of people working together, the HAA has a unique perspective. Crucially, members include older people themselves among a range of experts in the field. I’m very pleased to be working with Sarah as Vice Chair and all the other members to drive real change.
The membership of the Alliance reflects a range of housing interests, including older people who are active in housing related networks, people from national organisations from the statutory, voluntary and private sectors and those involved in policy development and representation on various housing related advisory bodies.
A former journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in communications, Mario Ambrosi joined Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for people in later life, in 2004. He has held a number of senior roles there and led several award winning initiatives and campaigns with Anchor. He is also Co-Chair of the National Care Forum’s Marketing and Communications Forum and a member of the National Housing Federation’s National Communications and Influencing Group.