An experienced housing professional, Wayne has spent nearly 25 years working at Chief Executive level within major housing associations across the South West, notably Spectrum Housing Group (2007-13) before it merged with Sovereign Housing Association in 2016. Wayne previously held the role of Vice-Chair of the Yarlington Housing Group Board and chaired the Remuneration & Nominations Committee. He is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Gary has worked in the housing industry for over 25 years. Formally CEO of Homes in Sedgemoor, he has also held senior executive positions within regional and national housing organisations. Gary was Chief Executive of Yarlington Housing Group for seven years prior to joining Radian in 2018.
Joanna joined Radian Group’s Board in November 2019 and was previously Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Yarlington Housing Group. Prior to this Joanna was Finance Director and Company Secretary at United Communities, having qualified as an accountant in Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ public-sector team in Bristol. Joanna has a first-class degree in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge and holds the role of Chair of the Treasury Committee.
Caroline is Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of the new organisation. Caroline joined Yarlington from PricewaterhouseCoopers where she specialised in providing consultancy and audit services to the housing sector in the south west and nationally. Caroline was appointed to the Yarlington Board as a Board Member in April 2015. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Yeovil District Hospital, and Chair of their Audit Committee.
Simon is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector specialising in audit, transaction support and risk management. He currently has a small portfolio of non-executive roles, including University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Octavia Housing.
Mandy is a Chartered HR professional with over 25 years’ international and multi-sector experience. She has undertaken a number of senior and executive roles globally and operates a management consulting business. Mandy is a former Radian Group Board Member, and is a non-executive director at GreenSquare Group and at IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed). Mandy was formerly the Chair of Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
Ashley has enjoyed a successful career in banking and commerce, holding a number of roles including Finance Director at Schroders and the Continental Bank of Chicago. Over the last 15 years he has built up a portfolio of non-executive roles, including Chairman roles at MHS Homes, East Thames Group and Board Member of Radian Group. He is currently Deputy Chairman and Chair of the Audit Committee of Dartford Gravesham and Swanley CCG, as well as Chairman of Medway Communities Estates Limited.
Jane is a senior leader who has successfully managed large development programmes in the affordable and market housing sectors. She has extensive professional expertise gained within the area of property development, social housing and regeneration. Jane has previously held roles with a number of social housing groups, including Curo Group. Currently, Jane is a consultant, providing a range of services to clients in the public and private sector, this includes advice on policy and governance and joint ventures. Jane is a chartered surveyor and member of the Institute of Housing. She joined Radian Group as a non-executive Board Member in February 2019 and is Chair of Yarlington Homes Ltd. and Chair of the Development & Assets Committee.
Gemma has worked in the housing sector for seven years, having taken on roles including Head of Governance and Legal and Group Company Secretary at Yarlington Housing Group. Prior to this, Gemma worked in private practice as a lawyer. She has broad experience of governance and regulatory requirements within private companies, registered charities, community benefit societies and public limited companies.
Gemma has a keen interest in raising the profile of governance and removing the perception of bureaucracy by working with individuals, teams and organisations to embed good governance practices. Gemma is dual qualified to practice law in the UK and USA. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Westworks Procurement. Gemma is passionate about motivating and empowering her team to achieve their full potential and provides mentorship to aspiring young leaders too.
Richard is a qualified surveyor with a wealth of housing and development experience. He's worked in the industry for 30 years, 16 of which were spent in private development. Richard has expertise in sales, marketing, and surveying and has carried out extensive market research which has helped to steer scheme design and build. His experience and previous employment, including his appointment to the Yarlington Board in January 2018, has given him sound knowledge of the south west housing market.