The board currently comprises the Group Chairman, seven other non-executive directors and five executive directors.
Group Finance Director
Andy was appointed Group Finance Director in August 2017, having previously operated as the Group’s Financial Controller since joining Places for People in 2010. Andy qualified as an Accountant at Ernst and Young where he spent nine years in its North-West assurance practice.Andy Winstanley
Group Executive Director - Affordable Housing
Debi has been in her role as Group Executive Director of Affordable Housing at Places for People since July 2019 and has been with Places for People since 2015. Prior to housing, Debi spent a decade in health and social care as a qualified healthcare professional.Debi Marriott-Lavery
Group Executive Director, Assets and Investments
Tim joined Places for People in 1997 and has over 25 years’ experience in the affordable housing sector, including development, investment and strategic asset management. His role involves the strategic management of £3.5bn of social housing and £0.5bn of PRS and student housing to deliver excellent customer experience, social impact and financial returnsTim Weightman
Group Company Secretary
Group Company Secretary and Legal Services Director
Chris is a solicitor with over 30 years’ experience of legal practice and joined Places for People in 2008. Previously, he worked in private practice for 10 years, in a City law firm and as a partner in a US legal practice, and then in general counsel roles in UK and international businesses in a number of different industry sectors.Chris Martin
The non-executive directors act independently of management which ensures the highest standards of accountability and transparency are upheld throughout the organisation.
Richard Gregory OBE
Richard has held the roles of chair, senior independent director and non-executive director across a range of private and public sectors. Currently Richard is also Chair of the specialist lender Together Personal Finance Ltd. Former roles include Senior Advisor to Virgin Money PLC, Senior Independent Director and Risk Committee Chair of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG PLC) and Chair of the Yorkshire Bank Pension Trust.Richard Gregory OBE
Most recently, Graham was Global Head of Equities at Janus Henderson Investors. Prior to joining Janus Henderson in 2005 as Head of UK Equities, Graham was with Threadneedle Investments, and he spent 13 years at INVESCO Asset Management as a UK Fund Manager and Co-Head of Investment.Graham Kitchen
Nigel is a non-executive director of MHS Homes Limited and Chairman of Instructus, a skills charity. He is also an associate with Concerto Consulting providing advisory services to registered providers of social housing. Previously, he had a wide-ranging international career, living and working in the UK, Europe and the USA.Nigel Hopkins
Senior Independent Director
Graham’s executive career was with Nationwide Building Society, during which he held a number of Senior Executive positions. He was also the Managing Director of a Nationwide subsidiary company, which was a large private landlord and property owning vehicle. He was Chair of Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.Graham Waddell
Regina is Chair of the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlement Company, which play a critical role in the delivery of the UK’s clean, sustainable, affordable energy goals. She is also a Director of Lucerna Partners, a consultancy specialising in public policy, economic regulation and competition and consumer policy and a non-executive Director of Motor Fuel Group, the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK.Regina Finn
Angela currently works for a global insurance company and heads up the Firm’s Finance team within the Europe Asset Management division. Prior to joining, she worked as the EMEA Controller for Custody & Securities Lending (WSS) in JP Morgan Chase and before that worked as a Client Financial Management Specialist (Oil & Gas sector) in Accenture.Angela Daniel
A Chartered Accountant, Michael is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with experience across property and housing. Formerly Chief Financial Officer of the FTSE250 regeneration specialist St Modwen Properties plc and of the support service provider May Gurney Integrated Services plc, Michael’s non executive roles have included a focus on social housing.Michael Dunn
Richard is presently a Non-executive Director at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust and a Governor at Motability. Having trained as an auditor with KPMG, he continues in that field as an Independent External member of the Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee of the National Audit Office, whilst also working as a Principal Enterprise Fellow at Southampton Business School.