Meet our executive team
Matt has been chief executive since June 2017. Before his appointment, he was a director at Viridian Housing (now Optivo), and is a board member of Newlon HT. He has worked in the housing sector for 20 years, across housing associations of different sizes, a BME supported housing provider and in local authorities. He has managed housing services across all tenure and ownership types, care and support services, customer service centres, community investment and social impact services, commercial operations and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects. Matt has a track record of success in improving customer service, performance, efficiency and in organisational change. Matt holds a degree in psychology and a master’s degree in housing. Prior to his career in housing, he has worked in mental health services, health promotion, and lecturing in psychology. Matt is a board member of PlaceShapers. Follow Matt on Twitter (@happymattuk).
Executive Director of Governance and Compliance
Catherine joined SBHA as interim Director of Governance and Compliance in July 2019, having worked in every facet of social housing over 19 years and with nearly all of the G15 Registered Providers. Catherine is our Company Secretary, our Data Protection officer and our Anti Money Laundering officer. She provides advice to the business on all areas of compliance and manages the complaints, health and safety and audit functions of the organisation. Catherine has a track record for delivering high paced change, supporting Boards and Executive teams deliver first class governance and delivering complex projects.
Director of Finance
Mohit, a chartered accountant, joined SBHG as director of finance and development in 2017. Prior to joining Mohit was interim finance and IT director at Gateway Housing. He joined Southern Housing Group as director of financial planning and investments in 2012, progressing to deputy finance director. He worked for 12 years in the telecoms sector, in the UK and internationally, with responsibilities ranging from mergers and acquisitions to managing local finance operations.
Director of Development and Sales
Adil joined SBHG in January 2020 as Director of Development and Sales. Adil has previously worked in both the private and public housing sector during a career spanning over two decades. He joins us from Henley Homes where he spent 13 years as Land and Development Director. Prior to that, Adil spent 10 years in the Social Housing sector working for L&Q, Gallions (now part of Peabody Trust), Paragon Asra, Ujima and Presentation (now part of Notting Hill Genesis). He leads the team helping us develop 2,000 new homes over the next 10 years.
Director of Resident Experience
Darren joined SBHG in 2014 to lead the income team. He became Head of Housing Services in 2016 where he played a key role in implementing SBHG’s new Housing Management System. His career in housing spans 13 years and began at Knowsley Housing Trust (which is part of First Ark Group) where he joined after graduating from the University of Liverpool. He became Interim Director of Housing in June 2019.
Director of Innovation
Andrew joined SBHG as Director for Innovation in January 2019 having worked extensively in the logistics sector and more recently as Director of Business Improvement at the National Pharmacy Association. Andrew has a track record of delivering innovation and change programmes with a focus on business process, systems and digitisation. He is responsible for the management and implementation of our Future 50 programme.