Cairistine Foster-Cannan

Chief Executive

Cairistine joined EELGA in February 2024 having worked in the Executive Team at Orwell Housing as Director of Customers and Communities for the previous three years, leading a wide range of customer-facing services including customer insight, experience and engagement, housing management and all aspects of property and asset management.  She also led for the organisation on wider issues such as Social Value and Environmental Social and Governance reporting.

Prior to this, Cairistine spent 18 years delivering and leading local government housing services at a variety of Councils across the country, including in London and, most recently, at East Suffolk Council in the East of England.  As a senior manager, she held integral roles in departmental and corporate leadership teams, leading on delivering organisation-wide corporate priorities alongside her own service areas.

Cairistine brings with her a wealth of housing and local government knowledge and experience, and passionately believes that local authorities are uniquely placed to deliver the best possible outcomes for the residents and communities they serve.