Ruth Dent, an asset manager with 10 years’ experience in housing, has joined PIMSS Data Systems as a consultant, with specialist expertise in programmed renewal business planning, component accounting, stock assessments, NPV rationalisation and budget setting.
PIMSS said that an important part of Dent’s role will be in helping housing providers to implement the company’s new Viability software (see above) and evaluate stock against financial (NPV) and strategic sustainability criteria.
Martin McDonnell, managing director, PIMSS Data Systems, said, “We have worked with Ruth for some time now as a client so we know her capabilities and skills well. She brings so much valuable client-side knowledge and insight to the company and will help us take a significant step forward in respect of our own development and growth.”
Before joining PIMSS, Dent was closely involved in establishing the new Maros Housing Association in London. She began her career at North Star Housing, working on the production and delivery of planned programmes and the implementation of the PIMSS Asset Management software, followed by Watford Community Housing and Wandle Housing.
Ruth Dent, asset management consultant, PIMSS Data Systems, said, “With first-hand experience of the challenges faced by housing providers, I will use this experience to help them achieve maximum benefit and understanding from their data analysis to ensure they make informed decisions with regards to their asset stock.
“With regards to our Viability software, I have a good perspective into what data housing providers should include, or indeed exclude, from their analysis, based on their unique circumstances, so I hope that I am well placed to guide them through the process to ensure they achieve the best possible results.”