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A new knight in the housing sector

May 24 2009
Housing Corporation chair Peter John Bellet Dixon is "tickled pink" by honour Housing Corporation chair Peter John Bellet Dixon is among those recognised in the New Year's Honours List 2008, whose aim is to reflect and pay tribute to achievement and service across the whole community. He was awarded a knighthood for services to the housing sector, and particularly his focus on affordable housing. Sir Peter, who has been the chair since 2003, said after receiving the prize that he was "tickled pink" but admitted he would find his new title a "little hard to get used to!" He added: "I've just got to ensure I live up to it now!" Before he became the chair of the Housing Corporation, which funds new affordable housing and regulates housing associations, he was a board member of Anglia Housing Group and London & Quadrant Housing Trust. Peter Dixon has been always concerned that everyone should have access to good housing. He is also the chair of University College London Hospitals and trustee and Council member of the NHS Confederation. His business career includes running a variety of industrial companies as well as experience in banking and corporate finance.