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Our Executive Team manages our strategy, direction and day-to-day operations.

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Chief Executive Officer
Ian Wardle

Ian has overall responsibility for the management of A2Dominion. He joined the company in September 2022, having previously been Chief Executive at Thirteen Group since 2016. Prior to this, Ian was Managing Director of Reading Borough Council, Director of Regeneration Services at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Project Director for the Sunniside Regeneration Project in Sunderland, and Development Director at Taylor Wimpey.

Tracey Barnes Executive Director (Central & Financial Services)
Chief Finance Officer
Tracey Barnes

Tracey is responsible for the financial and central services within the Group. She has over 35 years’ experience in finance roles, including as a Director at Board level with experience in the social housing, consumer products and manufacturing sectors across 4 continents. Tracey previously worked at Sovereign Housing Association, where she was Chief Finance Officer. Prior to this, she worked at Diageo for 20 years, holding a number of roles including Chief Finance Officer of East African Breweries Ltd, Chief Finance Officer of Diageo Ireland and Managing Director and Diageo Business Services India.

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Executive Director (Change & IT)
Andrew Boyes

Andrew is responsible for Information Technology (IT) and our IT change projects. He has over 30 years’ experience in IT, working across a broad range of business sectors including housing, insurance, retail and distribution. Andrew has been an IT Director since 1998, holding three IT Director roles before he joined A2Dominion in 2009 as Group Director of IT. He became Executive Director (Change and IT) in 2014.

Kate Gascoigne
Chief Customer Officer
Kate Gascoigne

Kate's responsible for all customer facing services for the Group. Kate has nearly 20 years’ experience in the housing sector and has worked for 15 years as a turnaround consultant for large housing associations, contractors and local government. Kate also spent five years as an Executive Director at two separate housing associations in the northwest. Irwell Valley and Your Housing Group. Kate joined A2Dominion as a consultant in February 2023 from Vivid Homes based in Portsmouth.

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Chief Property Officer
Michael Reece

Michael holds overall responsibility of all services relating to customers' property and the commercial side of the business, such as construction, sales and marketing. He has over 35 years of experience in the housing sector and has worked for housing associations, contractors and consultants. Michael joined A2Dominion from Savills, one of the most respected consultants in the sector. Prior to this he was Group Operations Director at Aster Group, where he worked for just under 12 years. Michael has a law degree and an MBA.

Our Operational Management Team oversees Central and Financial Services, Commercial, Operations and Financial Strategy.

Caroline Abomeli
Director of Communications
Caroline Abomeli

Caroline is responsible for the Group's communications, digital and corporate strategy functions. With over 20 years' experience in public relations, she is a trained journalist and has a master’s degree in business management. Caroline previously worked for the Dominion Housing Group and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. She is also a non-executive director of Hertfordshire-based housing association B3Living, a trustee of the Ethical Property Foundation and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Reena Ainscough
Director of Strategic Procurement
Reena Ainscough

Reena is responsible for developing and delivering procurement activities at A2Dominion. She has 15 years’ experience working in procurement and supply chain for both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining A2Dominion, Reena worked in senior procurement roles at the BBC, FCA and Metropolitan Police leading on procurement transformation, strategic outsourcing, insourcing, supplier management and development. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain and is in the process of becoming a Fellow.

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Director of Specialist Housing
Jude Cross

Jude is responsible for the overall management of our non-accommodation support services and specialist housing provision. She is also responsible for group wide safeguarding services and is the Nominated Individual for Ofsted. Jude has worked in the field of Housing, Care and Support for over 24 years, gaining a wealth of experience in designing, delivering and commissioning quality services. Prior to joining, Jude worked as Head of Care and Support at Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTVH), leading and developing provision across the East Midlands, East Anglia and South Yorkshire. Other roles include Head of Homelessness and Transitional Services; and Head of Business Improvement at Peabody, and Director of Operations for London and the South East at P3. Jude is also a Trustee at Cosgarne Hall Ltd and Harbour Housing Services Ltd.

Jenny Dodsworth
Programme Director
Jenny Dodsworth

Jenny joined A2Dominion in 2021 and is responsible for the Groups' Project Services Team and the delivery of the Fit for the Future Programme (FFP). She has over 20 years' experience managing programmes for organisations including Virgin Atlantic, Merlin Entertainments, B&Q and Capita.

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Director of Building Safety
Tania Emery

Tania has over 25 years' experience in Health and Safety, and is responsible for building safety for the Group's properties. She started her Health and Safety career in the Middle East as part of the Project Management team on Palm Jumeirah and on Muscat International Airport. She retuned to the UK and worked across many sectors, including construction, repair & maintenance, retail and education. Tania first joined A2Dominion in 2016 as Head of Health & Safety and Compliance Assurance.

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Director of Repairs and Maintenance
Jo Evans

Jo is responsible for responsive repairs, estate services and our surveying teams. She has 17 years of experience in the housing sector, spending the majority of her career at Saxon Weald where she rose to Operations Business Manager in 2016. She joined A2Dominion in 2019 as the Head of Operations (Care & Support). In 2021 she became the Director of Specialist Housing at A2Dominion, where she was responsible for all non-generic housing tenures and specialist care and support services. Jo holds a BSc in Sociology and Social policy and an MSc in Housing. Jo is also a trained reflective practice facilitator.

Jonathan Fabris-Rotelli
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Jonathan Fabris-Rotelli

Jonathan is a qualified accountant with over 15 years’ finance experience within the housing sector. He joined Dominion Housing Group in 2005 and has progressed through the organisation to become Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Jonathan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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Director of Financial Services
Deirdre Harlowe

Deirdre is responsible for the delivery of the Group’s overall financial services, as well as providing services to the Group’s development and maintenance joint ventures. She has over 15 years’ senior management experience within the housing sector, as well as the IT services and oil and gas sectors. Deirdre is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is an affiliate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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Director of Information Technology
James Huntley

James is responsible for the development and delivery of the Groups' IT and Data strategies. He has more than 18 years’ experience within the housing sector, covering all aspects of IT service, data management and project delivery. Having joining Dominion Housing Group as a graduate in 2006, he has progressed through the organisation to become Director of Information Technology in 2022.

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Director of Governance & Compliance
Anna Keast

Anna is responsible for overseeing the governance and compliance of the Group. She has extensive experience in the housing sector, including working closely with the Regulator on In-Depth Assessment process, shaping governance frameworks, and advising Boards on regulatory and strategic priorities. Her previous roles include Head of Governance, Risk & Assurance at Local Space and Head of Governance & Compliance at Shepherds Bush Housing Group. As a company secretary Anna has provided advice to boards and committees on regulatory and strategic priorities, overseeing governance, risk, internal audit, health & safety, insurance, legal services, and data protection.

Director of Special Projects
Danny Lynch

Danny is responsible for the ongoing special projects within the Group. He has 35 years’ land and property purchasing and development experience. He has been with A2Dominion for almost 26 years. Prior to joining, Danny worked at Shepherds Bush Housing Association and the London Borough of Ealing in both asset management and development roles. He is a general practice surveyor and member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), specialising in development and land appraisal

Mike May
Construction Director
Mike May

Mike is responsible for the overall construction management of new homes for the Group. He has over 45 years' experience within the building industry and has experience of the residential sector in both the private and public markets. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Construction Manager. Before joining A2Dominion Mike was the Managing Director of Southern Space Ltd - a commercial development company within the Southern Housing Group.

Conan McKinley, Asset Director
Asset Director
Conan McKinley

Conan is responsible for strategic asset management, sustainability and property investment for the Group. He has over 25 years of Asset Management experience in the social housing sector. Before joining A2Dominion Conan held Director positions at three previous organisations, latterly with Your Housing Group. He is also a Member of the Institute of Asset Management and Board Member at Beamish Museum.

Director of Sales & Marketing
Rosie Nesbitt

With over half of her life dedicated to the property industry, Rosie has held a number of senior roles across the property sector, spanning residential, lettings and student accommodation sectors, including roles at UNITE Group and Berkeley Group. Rosie is responsible for the sale of all private development and shared ownership properties across the portfolio under the FABRICA brand, which was launched just under a decade ago.

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Director of Land & Planning
Simon Potts

Simon is responsible for land acquisition and planning for the Group. He has worked in the development industry for over 30 years and has extensive experience of brownfield and greenfield land acquisition, regeneration, strategic land promotion and planning. Prior to his current role, he established and managed strategic land for the Group and before that was A2Dominion’s Executive Director (Commercial, South East) for over 3 years. Before joining A2Dominion, Simon held a series of senior positions within housebuilders (Laing, Bellway, Fairclough and Hillreed) and at one of the UK leading planning practices.

Director of People Services
Penny St Martin

Penny is responsible for the Group’s People Services directorate. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior leader within HR. Prior to joining A2Dominion, she held a number of senior roles at Transport for London, leading on organisational design and change for its transformation programme. She has a master's in personnel and development and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Director of Technical & Commercial
Steven Waite

Steve has 20 years' experience of working for private sector residential housing developers. Prior to joining A2Dominion, Steve worked for Telford Homes PLC, Laing Homes and Fairview Homes. He is responsible for the management of the technical and commercial teams in London, Staines and Oxford, ensuring delivery of pre-construction design information, procurement of main contractors and budget management to complete each development.

Director of Homes & Communities
Dawn Wightman

Dawn is responsible for all housing management services, including neighbourhoods, ASB, lettings, tenancy sustainment, housing services and leasehold services. She has more than 25 years' experience in the housing sector, including 21 years working at A2Dominion and 9 years as Director. Prior to her current role, Dawn was our Area Director for London, and also previously worked for Catalyst Housing Group in various housing management positions. Dawn holds a Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management.

Commercial Director (Programme and Compliance)
Doreen Wright

Doreen has over 20 years’ experience in the housing sector. She is responsible for the management and delivery of our development programme, ensuring the necessary resources are in place to guarantee the Development Team continues to produce a high volume of quality housing.

See our leadership team's duties and responsibilities, and current declarations of interest.