Orla Gallagher – Chief Executive

Orla joined Housing Solutions in September 2016 with over 25 years experience in the housing sector.  Orla has been the Chief Executive of CDS Co-operatives and Managing Director at Genesis Housing Group.  More recently, she was the Chief Executive of Hounslow Homes and the Chief Transformation Officer at the LB of Hounslow.  Orla has a degree in Housing & Development and qualifications in housing management (MCIH), surveying (RICS) and business management (DBA).


Jill Caress – Business Development Director

Jill was appointed Group Business Development Director in January 2006, having previously been Development Director for Parkside Housing Group in Windsor.  Jill began her housing career in 1978 as Development Officer for Devon and Cornwall Housing Association and has worked for several Housing Associations and the Housing Corporation since then.


Andrew Robertson



Andrew Robertson – Finance Director 

Andrew joined Housing Solutions in September 2013. As an Economics graduate and Chartered Accountant, he previously held Finance Director roles in both FTSE and Private Equity funded companies. In each of these roles he has been engaged in large investment projects and acquisitions requiring fund raising and management.



Nigel Bailey – Interim Director of Customer Services

Nigel is an experienced housing professional and interim manager and has worked with Housing Solutions for almost 10 years. Previously he worked in senior positions with several local authorities and housing associations including as Assistant Director of Housing at Slough Borough Council and Head of Housing with both Reading and Wokingham Councils.  Before moving into the Council and Housing Association sector Nigel was a branch manager with Nationwide Building Society.





Ronnie Clawson – Interim Director of Corporate Services

Ronnie is an experienced housing professional and interim manager, who joined Housing Solutions in December 2016. He has previously worked in senior positions for large housing associations including Peabody, Wandle and most recently Riverside as Executive Director of Corporate Services.




Bruce Kerr – Interim Director of Asset Management

Bruce is an experienced Director of Asset Management, who joined Housing Solutions in February 2017.  He has previously worked in senior asset management positions for large housing organisations including EMH Homes, Three Oaks Homes and L&Q.