Executive Management Team
Jo joined in November 2014 as Chief Executive and has worked in housing 1987. She started her career as a Housing Officer and has worked for one council and four Housing Associations, gaining a promotion with each new job role. She also spent four years as Chair of Women in Social Housing (WISH) South West branch and is a Fellow of the Institute of Housing and also Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She is currently on the Board of Greenfields Community Housing based in Essex as a co-optee and is supporting Welwyn and Hatfield Council in setting up its new Housing Company.
Mandy joined in October 2014. She has worked in housing for 30 years, with 15 years at a senior leadership level working with Boards and Senior Executive Teams. Mandy has held many varied roles within the housing sector, having started her career working with homeless people in East London. She spent four years as a Board member for the Chartered Institute of Housing in the South West and three years as Secretary for the Women in Social housing (South West) Board.
Denise joined in May 2015 and has 20 years’ experience in Social Housing. Denise started her career as a Housing Officer for a local authority and has held a variety of roles, including a number at senior management level. Whilst most of her career has been spent in local government Denise has experience of working for a new housing association set up following a stock transfer by Broadland District Council.
Julie joined in June 2016 and has over 20 years’ experience in the housing sector. She is a qualified accountant and previously spent the last eight years as Director of Resources at Watford Community Housing Trust. With extensive knowledge of housing finance, treasury, development and business planning, Julie is able to ensure that organisations achieve financial success and continued viability.