Stephen Hill is a member of the Corporate Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA) managing the New Build budget for the Social Housing Development Programme within Northern Ireland. He has worked for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive since 1983 and has been in his current position since 2007. Stephen also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies from the University of Ulster.
He is the appointed Accountant overseeing the Handiheat Project, examining energy efficiency solutions for isolated rural communities, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through its Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme. The budget associated with this work is in excess of €2 million and the work is shared between 7 partner organisations representing Finland, Iceland, Shetland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is the lead partner.
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is the primary provider of social housing within Northern Ireland within excess of 80,000 homes within the social sector.