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 – Group 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 - Finance and Resources 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, so his knowledge is invaluable.

Steve Woodcock - Operations Director

Steve has over 20 years experience working in the housing sector and joined Housing Solutions in December 2017.  Previous experience includes Executive Director of Commercial at Circle Housing Group, MD of Russet Homes and various senior level roles at Network Homes, Amicus Horizon and Moat Housing Group.  Steve has an Economics Degree and is Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Carol Lovell - Corporate Services Director




Carol was appointed Corporate Services Director in February 2018 having previously been Head of Developments for Housing Solutions. Carol has extensive experience in the sector garnered from over 15 years of holding strategic roles for a number of local authorities. Carol is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.