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Chief Executive

Victor is accountable for the overall delivery of Curo's strategic plan and for the leadership of the business on a day-to-day basis.

He joined Curo in 2011, having been operations director at a London-based housing association for a number of years. Since then he has overseen the creation of Curo, transforming and streamlining the group structure and its business services.

Today, Curo has become an established and well regarded South-West regional player and, through its housebuilding business, continues to deliver much-needed social and affordable rented homes as well as homes for shared ownership and sale across the region.

Curo also has a growing private rental sector portfolio, is leading one of the largest regeneration projects in the region, at Mulberry Park in Bath, and is continuing to grow its independent living services.

Victor currently serves on a number of partner organisations' boards and committees, including Bath College. He is also active in the Bath Chamber of Commerce, where he sits on their executive committee, and is involved with the National Housing Federation's South West Regional Committee.

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Stability, security and opportunity: My #HousingDay story

It’s #HousingDay18 today, 10 October 2018. It’s an important day for all those who value the role of social housing in our society and understand the stability, security and opportunity it provides. Four years ago, I wrote my own housing story; about why decent, affordable housing and the social housing sector is important to me.

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What happens to Housing Association surpluses?

There’s a mixture of confusion and misrepresentation about Housing Associations – or HAs – when it comes to our surpluses and what we do with them. Sadly that confusion has caused some - particularly those who don’t know us well - to question our motives, our charitable status and our social purpose.

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Reaction to Dispatches shows the sector is divided and losing focus

This blog post first appeared as a comment piece in Inside Housing. Have you ever seen a football team concede a goal then drop their heads and begin to argue amongst themselves? It normally never turns out well does it? If a team allows itself to go down that path, it’s generally the end of the game. Well motivated, focused and driven teams not only absorb a robust chall…

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Regeneration is not a dirty word

This blog post was first published by the Housing Quality Network. We’re based in Bath, a difficult place to live on a low income; the average home costs more than 12 times average salary. I believe that cities need all sorts of people; we can’t run a successful place with a population made up exclusively of lawyers, accountants and art dealers. We have to think creative…

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Why a cable car is right for Bath

"Thriving communities need access to jobs, to school and colleges, to shops, leisure, cultural events and, of course, affordable, reliable public transport..." Read why a cable car is right for Bath in this article by Curo Chief Executive, Victor da Cunha, first published in Inside Housing.

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Building on our successes: my look back at 2015-16

This time last year I gave my view on a year in the life of Curo. One year on, we’ve continued to build on our successes, to learn and adapt as we push on towards achieving our mission: "To make a positive and profound contribution to the neighbourhoods we work in - inspiring and empowering people to succeed in life." Despite a rapidly changing environment and further changes to our business model we’ve maintained our headline performance; both in terms of our finances and customer satisfaction. Here’s my look back at what we’ve helped to make possible in 2015-16…

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That was the year that was

Victor da Cunha takes a look back at 2014-15, year three of Curo's Big Plan. Mission: to make a positive and profound contribution to the neighbourhoods we work in – inspiring and empowering people to succeed in life.

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