Our leadership team
Our Executive Team
Anne McLoughlin - Interim Chief Executive
Our Interim Chief Executive, Anne McLoughlin, has a long and distinguished career in social housing and the not for profit sector. She has extensive leadership experience including being a housing association CEO and Current Chair of a national homelessness charity.
Her career is built on a fundamental commitment to valuing diversity and tenant empowerment. Her leadership has delivered the highest levels of customer satisfaction and prize winning energy efficiency capital projects at scale. All this has been achieved through leading teams who are happiest when they are doing their best.
Andy Ewart - Executive Director of Corporate Services
Our Executive Director of Corporate Services, Andy Ewart, is a qualified chartered accountant with an MBA from Manchester Business School who began his career in the financial services sector before progressing to senior roles within the higher education and not-for-profit sectors.
Andy has worked for FCHO since 2019 and holds responsibility for FCHO’s colleagues and resources associated with Finance, ICT, Governance, Risk and Assurance, People and Culture, Marketing and Communications, Health and Safety, Transformation, ensuring the organisation is on a firm financial and compliant footing.
Andy also holds the position of non-executive director at Southway Housing Trust and makes up part of their risk and audit committee.
Kelly Webb - Executive Director of Customer Experience
Our Executive Director of Customer Experience, Kelly Webb, is responsible for providing leadership to the operational management teams including FCHO’s Community Services team, Contact Centre, Neighbourhood Services, Neighbourhood Care (estates caretaking and grounds maintenance), and Stronger Communities.
Kelly has 20 years’ experience working in social housing and has held several senior and frontline delivery roles and is passionate about ensuring the delivery of high-quality services to our customers.
Steve Mather - Executive Director of Homes
Our Executive Director of Homes, Steve Mather, is responsible for ensuring our customers live in homes that are safe, high quality and sustainable.
He oversees FCHO’s Asset Management strategy, Investment Delivery, Property Safety and Property Care services. Steve is also responsible for the delivery of FCHO’s Sustainability Strategy.
Steve has worked in the housing and regeneration sectors for over 30 years and has experience across all aspects of asset management and property-based services.
Our Director of Development, Joel Owen, has 18 years’ experience working in the housing sector, holding previous senior roles at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Housing Trust, as well...
Our Director of Development, Joel Owen, has 18 years’ experience working in the housing sector, holding previous senior roles at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Housing Trust, as well as Yorkshire Housing.
Joel holds responsibility for delivering FCHO’s Development Strategy which will see over 1,100 new affordable homes delivered across Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Kirklees, Calderdale by 2026.
Joel is also a non-executive director at Leeds-based homeless charity, St George’s Crypt CIC, a trustee of Abbeyfield York Society and a Board Member at Connect Housing.
Director of Governance, Risk and Assurance
Our Director of Governance, Risk and Assurance, Juliet Craven, has over 35 years’ experience in the housing sector, including working for various housing associations for the last 18 year...
Our Director of Governance, Risk and Assurance, Juliet Craven, has over 35 years’ experience in the housing sector, including working for various housing associations for the last 18 years.
Juliet is responsible for overseeing FCHO’s Legal Services and Assurance teams. Her background includes corporate and Board governance, risk, internal audit as well as reputation and quality assurance.
She is FCHO’s Company Secretary, supporting the Board and overseeing compliance with the Regulator of Social Housing’s expectations.
Interim Director of Finance
Our Interim Director of Finance, Maria Cook, has been with FCHO since 2011 and has most recently been our Head of Finance. Maria provides financial leadership, continuity and consistency...
Our Interim Director of Finance, Maria Cook, has been with FCHO since 2011 and has most recently been our Head of Finance.
Maria provides financial leadership, continuity and consistency for the business as we keep on delivering our Big Plan priorities.