Caroline Hempstead – Head of HR
Caroline has been with Housing Solutions since 2005 and has progressed her career so that she now leads the HR function as Head of HR. Prior to Housing Solutions, Caroline worked for Oxfam, Thames Valley Police and Thames Water. Caroline has a degree in Business Administration and is Level 7 CIPD qualified. Outside of work Caroline is a busy Mum and enjoys keeping fit.
Chris Martin – Head of Development
Chris has 15 years experience in the development sector. He joined Housing Solutions in April 2015, having previously worked at the Homes and Communities Agency as well as within the private development sector. Chris has a Degree in Environmental Engineering and Resource Management. Chris loves the outdoors especially hiking with his family. He is also a car enthusiast; there isn’t much he doesn’t know about torque, horsepower and optimum performance.
Richard Harvey – Head of IT
Richard has recently become Head of IT having worked at Housing Solutions for 15 years. He has experience in a variety of roles and successfully headed up a number of key projects including virtualising the ICT infrastructure and improving customer access to online services. Outside work he is a busy Dad and loyal Maidenhead United Supporter.
Debbie White – Customer Services Manager
Debbie has 8 years experience of ensuring that Housing Solutions customers receive the level of service that reassures them that their property is in safe hands. Among Debbie's many responsibilities she tracks our performance and makes recommendations to drive efficiency. A key member of the management team, she is known for her hands on, can do attitude. Debbie is very sociable and loves a party. She is also a keen runner and has undertaken a number of sports challenges for charity.
Richard Barker – Interim Head of Asset Management
Richard is with us covering our Asset Manager's maternity leave. A management professional with a vast experience of the UK housing sector, including national recognition for asset and repairs transformation, project management and biodiversity planning. Richard's strengths are in delivering both strategic and operational direction, financial controls and developing high performing teams and individuals.
Maureen Achuka – Head of Finance
Maureen has worked for Housing Solutions for a number of years having joined the organisation as a Financial Accountant. Prior to joining Housing Solutions she worked for Avis UK. Maureen studied Business and Finance at the University of Westminster and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having qualified in 2002.