Chief Executive, Elim Housing Association
Elim Housing Association
Paul Smith is Chief Executive of Elim Housing Association. Elim provides general needs housing, supported housing and gypsy and traveller sites in both England and Wales. In total it manages just over 900 properties. Prior to joining Elim in 2020 Paul was Cabinet Member for housing in Bristol, including overseeing the council’s landlord function with over 27,000 homes. Paul has worked in the housing sector for over 30 years, he has worked for two housing associations, Aster Group and Heart of England Housing Group (now part of Orbit), he has worked for the National Housing Federation, Placeshapers and has been CEO of the housing sector skills agency and the Furniture Reuse Network. Paul is a Fellow of the RSA and a Chartered member of the CIH, he has a degree in Astrophysics allowing him to see the big picture.