Former Arriva chief executive Bob Davies was chosen as the next chairman of the national team of social housing provider Home. The man led the giant Sunderland transport minister during 1998-2007 and growth will replace Rod Bennion joined Newcastle-based organization in July. Davies said: "I am very excited by the prospect of working with a national organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of over 120,000 people per year. "I was impressed with the enthusiasm and encouragement of the executive team at Home Group is committed to fulfilling the mission of the organization. These are exciting and challenging times for the social housing sector, and I will try to bring my experience from the corporate world to the other council members to support the executive team to ensure Home Group change in the future. ' Davies, who is also the chairman of Biffa, as the senior non-executive director and chairman of Barratt development Euroports PLC Company Sarl. He is chairman of the Board of Governors at the University of Sunderland and also served on the board of British Energy PLC and Northern Rock Asset Management.