We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chair of the Board, Yashar Turgut, who starts at the end of May. 

Yashar is an entrepreneur and business owner with almost twenty years’ commitment to the social housing sector through board membership. He has held positions on boards of locally based, single authority associations focussed on large scale regeneration projects as well as a national provider. 

Yashar was previously chair of the board of a wholly owned repairs and maintenance company within an association, responsible for driving through significant improvements in customer experience, efficiency and substantial growth. 

Having come to the city for his studies, Yashar lived in Greater Manchester with his family for over 44 years, establishing businesses in electronic security, CCTV, fire systems and electrical contracting.

Yashar describes his appointment to One Manchester’s board as “an honour”. 

He added: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Chair of One Manchester. I’m a firm believer in the role of associations and the importance of the social value they deliver, and One Manchester is an excellent example of this in practice.

“I’m committed to the creation of inclusive organisations, services and places that allow everyone to achieve their potential. I look forward to joining the team and contributing to its continued success and I am excited to get started.”

 

Nic Kershaw, Chief Executive here at One Manchester, said: “We’re so pleased to welcome Yashar to One Manchester. His knowledge and expertise in customer experience and his dedication to inclusivity is a fantastic fit for our organisation. 

“We’re excited to have him on board, and we look forward to working with him to support our customers, colleagues and communities.” 

Our current Chair, Stephen Mole, is leaving to relocate and be closer to his family.

“The whole of One Manchester is extremely grateful to Stephen for his dedication and direction” said Nic. “We wish him all the best for the future”.