New Director of People Leads Culture Change



Incommunities is one of the largest social housing providers in the UK. Its main business is to provide and maintain affordable high-quality housing for its neighbourhoods, investing over £400 million in modernising customer homes and building over 700 homes for rent, shared ownership, and outright sale.

With a turnover of over £100 million and around 1000 staff, Incommunities aims to create another 1,000 homes across Bradford and Kirklees in the next five years.

  • Executive Search

The Challenge

When the new Chief Executive joined in 2021, she was keen to recruit an Executive Director of People who she and the and the Leadership Team could work closely with to develop a commercial, forward thinking, and inclusive organisation with an engaged and capable workforce.


Lisa Wormald, Director of Executive Search for ResourceBank Exec, embarked upon a fully retained search to map the market using her extensive network and knowledge of the HR sector. This thorough process provided a varied and diverse longlist who were individually interviewed by Lisa for both technical expertise and cultural fit. From this process, a diverse shortlist of six candidates was generated and was presented to the Chief Executive. All six candidates were met by the client and three selected to go through to a 2-stage client including a panel-based final interview, candidate presentations and psychometric testing.

The Result

An exceptional candidate with extensive experience in strategic HR and culture change was appointed and joined the organisation in November 2021. Within her first six months, she has played a key role in developing a new organisational values and behaviour framework. She is now leading the empowerment of colleagues throughout the organisation to deliver a highquality service to customers.

Rachael Dennis

Group Chief Executive of Incommunites

``I worked with Lisa on a crucial Executive People post and she was one of the best search professionals I’ve worked with. Professional, absolutely in tune with what we needed and very well networked. She is also committed to a great candidate experience which was important to us. I would definitely recommend her and ResourceBank Exec highly to any Chief Executive looking to hire a critical position for their business.``

Discuss your Executive Search needs

Get in touch to find out more about the different ways ResourceBank can help your organisation. Speak to Lisa Wormald on 01952 281900 or fill out the contact form with details of your requirements
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