Our people

Our Executive Management Team provides leadership to LYHA and is charged with delivering the Board’s corporate strategy, aims and objectives.

Mark Pearson

Mark is our Chief Executive

Liz Sandwith

Liz’s background is in internal Audit and Risk. She has worked for both public and private sector organisations helping to develop risk management and control awareness.

 

Mike Gaskell (Chair)

Mike is a partner at Trowers & Hamlins international law firm, heading up the Manchester office. He has over 30 years' experience of providing legal advice for organisations in the social and affordable housing sector.

Jon Prashar

Jon has had a very successful career spanning 30 years and is currently Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the Places for People Group, a major neighbourhood and regeneration company.

Gail Teasdale

Gail is Chief Executive of Broadacres Housing Association.  She has worked as an Executive Director in finance and corporate services.

Adele Rae

A customer from our St. Ann’s estate in Leeds, Adele brings with her the unique perspective of being a Board member who is also a tenant.

Philip Johnson

Philip has over 25 years’ experience working in public sector housing. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Anne McMaster

Anne is an experienced human resources professional with over 30 years' experience of working in the public and private sector.

Victoria Tolmie-Loverseed

Victoria is a property professional with 10 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit student accommodation sector.

 

Simon Edwards

Simon is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 17 years' experience of managing funds, including equities, bonds, treasury management and private market alternatives, as well as commercial property and private rented schemes.

Executive Management Team

Our Executive Management Team provides leadership to LYHA and is responsible for working with our Board to deliver the corporate strategy, aims and objectives.

Adam Hutchinson

Adam is our Director of Resources

Gavin Fisk

Gavin is our Director of Customer Services

Joanna Chambers

Joanna is our Head of Home and Growth.

Michael Driscoll

Michael is our Neighbourhood Services Manager

Wayne Fox

Wayne is our Property Services Manager

Joe Taylor

Joe is our Customer Services Team Leader

Jason Hutchinson

Jason is our Estates & Facilities Manager

Sarah Benjamin

Sarah is one of our Neighbourhood Officers

Katy Horrigan

Katy is one of our Income Officers

Niesha Martin

Niesha is one of our Neighbourhood Officers

Russell Beavers

Russell is one of our Contracts Manager

Andy Bennett

Andy is one of our Property Surveyors.

Tom Whitworth

Tom is our Community Investment Officer

Gaby Wolferink

Gaby is our Insight & Improvement Officer

Alison Rawding

Alison is our Property Support Officer

Chris Radcliffe

Chris is one of our Income Officers

Our estates team

Jason, Karl, Gary, Paul, Tracey, David and Andrew make up our estates team.

Craig Warren

Craig is our Neighbourhood Team Leader, responsible for managing our Neighbourhood Team of Housing and Income Officers.

Nina Forrest

Nina is one of our Neighbourhood Officers

Carl Pickering

Carl is one of our Property Surveyors.

Sarah Marah

Sarah is one of our Customer Advisors.

Amber Larkins

Amber is one of our Customer Advisors

Vivienne Stephenson

Vivienne is one of our Customer Advisors

Andy Foster and Graham Spark

Andy Foster and Graham Spark are our two Health & Safety Block Inspectors.