Head and shoulder image of Kirsten Keegan, SNG's new Group General Counsel

SNG appoints Kirsten Keegan as Group General Counsel

SNG (Sovereign Network Group), one of the largest housing associations, has appointed Kirsten Keegan as its Group General Counsel. The recently formed association, which provides 84,000 homes across the south of England including London, has ambitions to build 25,000 more homes over the next ten years.

As Group General counsel, Ms Keegan will join the Group’s Executive team, providing strategic leadership for SNG’s legal affairs, regulatory compliance, and associated risk management.

Ms Keegan joins SNG from global banking giant JP Morgan, where she held senior roles over more than ten years, most recently leading the global legal team supporting the Payments business within its Corporate & Investment Bank. Prior to JP Morgan, she also headed legal teams at Barclays Bank, and was an associate at global law firm, DLA Piper.

Mark Washer, Group Chief Executive of SNG, welcomed Kirsten Keegan to SNG saying: “Kirsten brings strong strategic leadership experience and I’m looking forward to her being an active voice in our Executive team as we start to deliver our ambitious plans for SNG. Housing associations are seeing significant change in our regulatory environment, and we want to be sure we are delivering for our current and future customers while meeting all our responsibilities.”

Kirsten Keegan, incoming Group General Counsel at SNG, said: “There has never been greater need for the work that SNG does to provide good, affordable homes for people so I’m hugely excited to get started. While there will necessarily be a focus on the regulatory changes that are underway in the sector, I’m also looking forward to supporting the whole organisation to deliver its social purpose through its corporate plan.”