The Strategic Leadership team are responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the corporate plan and the delivery of the housing management and maintenance services to all our customers.
Our Strategic Leadership team are remunerated in line with their experience, skills and responsibility. All roles at Irwell Valley are “spot checked” against other similar roles and organisations in the sector. Click here to see more detail about how they are remunerated in our financial statement (end March 2021).
Sasha is a senior housing executive with a track record of transformational leadership that has made a real difference for customers. She joined Irwell Valley Homes in 2017 as Chief Executive. Prior to her current role, she has held senior positions in housing and led many award-winning development and regeneration partnerships. Her non-Executive roles include: Board member of North West Housing Services (the UK’s largest mutual services agency for housing co-operatives and community led housing) and Chair of the Centre for Women’s Justice, a national human rights charity.
Claire is an experienced senior executive in the housing sector specialising in growth, development and asset management. She was previously Executive Director of Property at Plus Dane and prior to that has held senior development positions and consultancy roles within the sector. An experienced Board member, Claire also sits on the board of another housing association, and chairs their commercial subsidiary.
Claire is responsible for the strategic management of our property portfolio and as such, she is also the Responsible Officer for health & safety and building safety (including fire) at Irwell Valley Homes.
Helen is a commercially focused executive who has worked in the public and private sectors. A qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants, she was previously Director of Finance at two other housing providers and has a track record of delivering financial results, value for money, robust risk management and effective leadership.
Helen is responsible for the strategic management of our finance, risk and governance portfolio.
Linda is an experienced senior housing professional with a passion for customer empowerment and customer service. She has held a variety of senior roles at other Housing Associations and has carried out service improvement and customer engagement consultancy work across the UK.
In addition, Linda is an experienced non-executive director and is currently a Board member on two housing boards.
At Irwell Valley Homes, Linda is responsible for our customer and communities portfolio and responsible for ensuring compliance with the Consumer Standards.
Sam is an experienced leader of change and transformation with a wealth of technology experience.
Sam has worked in senior positions and consultancy roles spanning private, public and voluntary organisations, and previously held Board positions in Health and Housing, latterly chairing an NHS workforce committee.
Sam is responsible for our colleague experience and continually improving our services through provision, and innovative use of, modern technology.
Ceris is an experienced strategic leader with a solid track record of delivery in both the public and private sectors. Over the past fifteen years she has held a variety of senior roles at both national and regional Housing Associations covering strategy, external affairs, and communications.
Ceris is also a trustee for a registered charity, a director of an employment and skills partnership, and a youth mentor - committed to making a difference and developing others to succeed.
At Irwell Valley Homes, she is responsible for our strategy, community investment, communications and partnership portfolio.