Executive Directors:

Vinny Roche – Chief Executive

After five years as First Choice Homes Oldham’s Commercial Director and then Deputy Chief Executive, Vinny was appointed as our Chief Executive in January 2018.

Vinny has over 20 years experience in housing. His principal focus as Chief Executive is to deliver First Choice Homes Oldham's vision of “Improving lives in Oldham” by delivering our strategic objectives:

  • Excellent landlord services
  • Create thriving communities
  • Building new homes

Key to this delivery is Vinny’s commitment to customer excellence and working in partnership with principal stakeholders. These include our customers, public sector organisations such as local authorities, health providers and commissioners and Homes England.

Chloe Christian - Director Corporate Services

Chloe oversees the Corporate Services Directorate. This includes Finance and Income Collection teams as well as a range of business support services - ICT, the People Team (providing HR, training and development support), Business Intelligence, Governance and Assurance and Marketing and Communications.

Prior to her position as Director of Corporate Services, Chloe was First Choice Homes Oldham’s Assistant Director of Finance, a position she held from 2010.

Chloe has over 15 years’ experience in social housing and has been financial lead on two stock transfers. This includes the transfer of 12,500 from Oldham Council to First Choice Homes Oldham in February 2011.

Dave Smith – Customer First Director

Dave is responsible for a range of customer-facing teams including the Service Centre, Housing Advice and Support, Customer Involvement, Neighbourhood Services, Estate Services and Legal Services.

Dave also leads on the delivery of First Choice Homes Oldham's contract with Oldham Council to deliver housing advice and support contracts. Dave works with key partners to support the delivery of new health and wellbeing services, key partners include Oldham Council, Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (Oldham CCG) and the Pennine Acute Trust.

Dave has a BA in Economics and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Dave has a wealth of housing experience and has worked for First Choice Homes Oldham since 2003 before the stock transfer in 2011. His previous role was Director of Development and Finance for the Arms Length Management Organisation and was pivotal in the stock transfer negotiations prior to February 2011.

Dave Woods – Homes and Investment Director

Dave oversees the Homes and Investment Directorate. A range of teams responsible for improving and maintaining our properties and estates. These include the Repairs Service, Asset Management, Investment Programme, Building Services and Development teams.

Dave has overseen the successful completion of the five-year offer document promises that outlined what First Choice Homes Oldham, and more recently, has set up a new development team to deliver First Choice Homes Oldham's five-year development programme.

Dave has an MSc in Construction Project Management and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Builders.

Dave’s previous role was Assistant Director of Property Services at Liverpool Mutual Homes where he oversaw the delivery of their initial five year £300m investment programme.