Our Group Executive Team

  1. A. David Pickering

    David Pickering
    Group Chief Executive

    David has extensive experience working in a number of roles over his housing career, ranging from housing management to development.

  2. AA. Guy Weston

    Guy Weston
    Chief Executive, Fortis Living

    Guy has been employed in housing for all of his career and was Chief Executive of Festival Housing prior to the merger with Worcester Community Housing.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

  3. B. Jon Cocker

    Jon Cocker
    Group Technology Director

    Jon has worked within Information Technology and Business Improvement for over 18 years with experience in the telecommunications sector and local government. He has an MBA and is also an ITIL certified Expert.

  4. C. Catherine Dass

    Catherine Dass
    Group Business Improvement Director

    Catherine’s extensive housing sector knowledge is focused on transformational change. She’s a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

  5. D. Marion Duffy

    Marion Duffy
    Group Regional Operations Director

    Marion has worked in social housing for over 30 years and has extensive knowledge of providing excellent services for customers and communities and effectively managing the teams that deliver these services.

  6. E. Clare Durnin

    Clare Durnin
    Group HR Director

    A change management expert, Clare has over 25 years HR experience, in both the public and private sectors. She enjoys encouraging and developing colleagues to be the best that they can be and seeing the positive impact of this on customer service and delivery.

  7. F. Richard Grounds

    Richard Grounds
    Group Commercial Director

    Richard has been in housing for almost 30 years and also has local authority and government agency experience. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

  8. G. Andy Howarth

    Andy Howarth
    Group Finance Director

    Andy is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has worked in Housing for 15 years. He has experience in the private sector and the NHS and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

  9. H. Clare Jackson

    Clare Jackson
    Group Regional Operations Director

    Clare has worked across a range of housing settings and is passionate about delivering high quality, high performing services for customers.

  10. I. Dennis Evans

    Dennis Evans
    Group Property Care Director

    Dennis has held senior positions at London & Quadrant, The Guinness Partnership Ltd, and Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Ltd, the commercial subsidiary of Sanctuary Group.

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Our Board

  1. A. Dennis Sleath

    Dennis Sleath
    Chair

    Dennis has more than 30 years’ experience in the property sector.

  2. B. Denis Thompson

    Denis Thompson
    Vice Chair

    Denis has 25 years’ experience as Director of and Consultant to housing associations.

  3. C. David Clark

    David Clark

    David is owner of a national property asset management company.

  4. D. Mark Davies

    Mark Davies

    Mark is Director of a housing consultancy advising on governance, mergers, major projects and finance.

  5. E. Philip Dearing

    Philip Dearing

    Philip has a background in financial services and was previously Chief Executive of a regional building society.

  6. F. Steve Dyson

    Steve Dyson

    Steve is a media specialist with extensive knowledge of the industry.

  7. G. Chris Huntbatch

    Chris Huntbatch

    Chris has almost 20 years experience in the social housing sector within corporate banking.

  8. H. Jeff Sharnock

    Jeff Sharnock

    Jeff has working experience at senior levels or consultancy in some twenty social housing organisations. Experience of training, employment and management with registered providers, councils and ALMO’s, plus direct labour organisations, environmental health and private sector housing.

  9. I. Helen Southwell

    Helen Southwell

    Helen works for NHS Worcestershire as Deputy Director of Primary Care. She also has senior commissioning experience.

  10. J. Jennifer Wood

    Jennifer Wood

    Jennifer has a background in the property and construction industry and was previously Director of Estates for a major university.

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