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Housing World Mourns Loss of Richard Crossley

It was with great sadness that the NFTMO learned of the death of Richard Crossley peacefully at his home on Monday 21 April. Our thoughts and best wishes go to Jane, Emma and Alex.

Richard supported the TMO sector in a variety of ways over a long career. Richard was a pioneer of the TMO model and was involved in the development of the first Right to Manage regulations in the early 1990s and in more recent reviews of the regime whilst on secondment to the civil service. In earlier days Richard worked for a tenant management co-op in London and later supported the development of the Belle Isle TMO in Leeds. 

Richard was passionate about tenant empowerment and it was fitting that he was appointed as Chief Executive to the newly formed National Tenants Voice although its early closure as part of the government's 'bonfire of the quangos' was a huge disappointment.

Richard's contribution to the sector was recognised  earlier this year with the award of an OBE. His warmth and generosity of spirit made him popular with all who worked with him and he will be greatly missed.