Oasis Aquila Housing announces new Chief Executive

The Board of Trustees of Oasis Aquila Housing are pleased to announce the appointment of David Smith as its new Chief Executive.

David comes with extensive leadership experience in the charitable sector following his position as International Director of the Bible Society. David will be responsible for the execution of Oasis Aquila Housing’s mission to combat homelessness and create communities in which everyone can thrive and reach their God-given potential. David will be joining Oasis Aquila Housing in September.

Andy Cribb, Chair of Oasis Aquila Housing said: “Oasis Aquila Housing have gone through an era of growth in its work with vulnerable people in Gateshead and London. We are grateful for the leadership during this period from our outgoing CEO Nancy Doyle. We welcome David Smith as our new CEO and he will bring his own imprint to the future of Oasis Aquila Housing during a time when we anticipate the needs for the vulnerable are likely to increase due to changes in the new Housing Act and the ongoing reduction of public funds.”   

David said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to have been appointed as Chief Executive of Oasis Aquila Housing.  At a time when the country is experiencing a housing crisis like never before, Oasis Aquila has a vital role to play. The task – and the expertise – of Oasis Aquila Housing is in finding creative and compassionate housing solutions which strengthen inclusive communities. I look forward to leading the organisation through this exciting season of growth and as we offer the dignity of a home to those who lack it.”