Susan Hickey


Appointed: 2022

Skills and Experience

Susan has over 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles in banking, long-term social and affordable housing management, specialist supported housing, investment and risk management. She spent 10 years as Chief Financial Officer at Peabody Trust, one of London’s oldest and largest affordable housing providers, developers and regeneration agents.

Susan regularly takes on interim executive roles and is currently Interim CFO at Notting Hill Genesis, one of the largest housing associations in London and the South East, providing affordable homes to all across a range of tenures. Prior to that she served as Interim CEO at Swan Housing where she was appointed following a serious non-compliant regulatory downgrade. Susan formulated and led a significant recovery plan, concluded in February 2023 with disposal to a large social housing group.

At The Good Economy, she advises on strategies to influence flows of socially responsible capital to social and affordable housing.

Susan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Fellow of both the ICAEW and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Current Positions

  • Interim CFO, Notting Hill Genesis
  • Non-Executive Director, Saltaire
  • Non-Executive Director, VSO International
  • Non-Executive Director, LandAid