Feature on our founder - Adrian Norridge
Born in 1943, Adrian Norridge was very active in housing, with a number of different positions in his long career in the sector. Adrian worked as a Lettings Manager for Kensington and Chelsea Council, then an Area Director at Notting Hill Housing Trust. He was Deputy council leader of Hammersmith and Fulham in the 1970s.
Adrian later became Chief Executive of St Pancras Housing Association in October 1986. He brought with him a vision to expand and to return the organisation to its former pioneering ways. It was Adrian who recommended expanding into Enfield in 1987. There had been a surge in homelessness and the council didn’t have enough funds so welcomed privately funded housing association developments in the area.
Adrian belonged to the Friends of Innisfree, a group who support Innisfree Housing Association. He also chaired the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation and became its Chief Executive from 1995 to 2009.