Cornerstone CEO announces retirement

Rick Williams steps down from the role after 34 years with the organisation.


Cornerstone has announced the appointment of its new CEO to succeed Rick Williams, who retires after 26 years in post and 34 years with the organisation.

Tom Woodman is joining from Livewest, where he was Executive Director of Strategy and Performance and had previously held a number of roles with the association (formerly known as Devon and Cornwall HA).

Speaking of his new role, which he will take up in January 2020 Tom says: “I’m really pleased to be joining Cornerstone – it’s a great organisation that puts housing people first and focuses on quality homes and services.

“Rick will be a hard act to follow, and I’m looking forward to working with customers, the staff team and the board to create the next phase in Cornerstone’s future.”

Cornerstone has also announced that alongside Tom’s appointment, Joanne Martin, the recently appointed Finance Director, has been named as Deputy CEO.

Pictured: Tom Woodman (left) with Rick Williams