Rita Akushie
Group Finance Director
Thames Valley Housing Association

Rita is a qualified chartered accountant and a qualified corporate treasurer. She has extensive experience in finance, treasury, business strategy and business improvement. She has worked for a number of London Housing Associations and has been a Finance Director for the past 19 years. She was previously Deputy CEO/Group FD at Newlon Housing Trust.

Her most recent role was at Thames Valley Housing where she joined as Group Finance Director in April 2017 and took on responsibility for Fizzy Living in September 2017. In addition to Fizzy Living, TVH has around 16,000 homes in London and the South-East with a very diverse portfolio of tenures.

Before leaving TVH, Rita was the CFO Designate for the TVH/Metropolitan Housing merger and led the renegotiation of the almost £2bn loan portfolio with funders.