KIRSTY Lambert, director of Saltaire-based heat network specialist Switch2 Energy, has been elected to The Housing Forum board.

As a decarbonisation expert, she will help lead the Housing Forum's UK mission to create greener homes and to improve design and build quality.

Kirsty is former Chair of the Heat Network Industry Council Customer Experience working group. At Switch2 she has led change across the community and district heating sector for more than 15 years.

She has vast experience of large-scale heat network projects and resident engagement – resulting in dramatic cost and carbon savings and better customer service.

She said: "I'm honoured to be elected to The Housing Forum board.

"I look forward to joining with colleagues from all areas of the housing sector to work towards our overall vision of delivering 'a quality home for all.

"It is vital that all people have access to affordable, low carbon housing, including next generation sustainable heat networks.

“I look forward to playing a part in delivering on these goals and making sure that residents' needs are met."

Switch2, which was founded in Bradford more than 30 years ago, is headquartered at The Waterfront, Salts Mill. The company delivers heat network projects for private developers, housing associations and local authorities.