Hilary Hobart (Vice Chair of RHL)
Hilary trained as an accountant in a firm of Chartered Accountants in Liverpool, which specialised in auditing organisations in regulated sectors. She gained a passion for housing and subsequently left the partnership to hold various finance posts and ultimately the post of Finance Director within the Liver Housing Group (now part of the Your Housing Group). In 1999 she moved to the Midlands to become the Finance Director & Company Secretary of the Accord Housing Group. She left the sector to be part of a management buy out of an IT infrastructure company and also became a voluntary Board Member of Ashram Housing Association for a period of two years. After a successful exit from her company and a four year career break to look after her twin boys, Hilary became a self-employed Finance Director for innovative start-up companies funded by venture capital investments.