The Executive Team reports directly to the Board and oversees the day-to-day running of the organisation. The team comprises of our Chief Executive, Ursula Bennion, and four directors who work alongside her.

  1. Ursula Bennion

    Ursula Bennion

    Ursula Bennion | Chief Executive

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    Ursula joined the Executive Team in July 2015. Over a 25-year career in Housing, Ursula has worked across the sector in a wide variety of roles ranging from her first job as a trainee Housing Officer to Director of Business Development and now as Chief Executive.

    During this time, she has worked with both traditional housing associations and also LSVTs which has provided her with a wealth of experience in dealing with the challenges and opportunities facing the affordable housing sector.

  2. Jan Griffiths

    Jan Griffiths

    Jan Griffiths | Resources Director

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    Jan qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in the Commercial Sector then began her career in Housing over 20 years ago. She has worked for several of the LSVTs in Staffordshire and Shropshire and has experience of leading and managing teams, financial and performance system implementation and maintenance, business planning and budgets, treasury and mergers.

  3. Mark Gormley

    Mark Gormley

    Mark Gormley | Property Director

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    Mark has 35 years’ experience in the housing sector with both public and private sector organisations.

    Having held senior and executive roles with national and large regional housing providers he is a strong advocate of locally focused organisations and the difference that they can make to their communities. 

  4. Charlie Riley

    Charlie Riley

    Charlie Riley | Development Director

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    Charlie has worked in the development of affordable housing since leaving University both within registered providers and consultancy firms, carrying out numerous different roles for a variety of different development projects.

  5. Martyn Hale

    Martyn Hale

    Martyn Hale | Neighbourhooods Director

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    Martyn has more than 36 years’ experience in housing, most recently as Director of Care and Support at Midlands-based Citizen Housing. 

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