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

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Group Chief Executive
Ian Wardle

Ian joined A2Dominion 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)
Executive Director (Central & Financial Services)
Tracey Barnes

Tracey Barnes 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 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
Interim Chief Customer Officer
Kate Gascoigne

Kate has nearly 20 years’ experience in the housing sector and has worked for 10 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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Executive Director (Managing Director, Commercial)
Nick Hutchings

Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the housebuilding industry and formerly worked at the Berkeley Group, one of the most respected housebuilding brands in the industry, where he held senior management posts including Land Director and Managing Director of St George Central London.

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Chief Property Officer
Michael Reece

Michael has over 30 years’ 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.

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Executive Director (Finance & Strategy)
Dean Tufts

Dean is a chartered accountant and has worked in the housing industry for over 30 years. Dean was Group Finance Director of Dominion Housing Group for four years. Prior to that he was Finance Director of its forerunner Acton Housing Association for 11 years, joining the association from McCarthy & Stone Plc. Dean is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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

Caroline Abomeli
Director of Communications
Caroline Abomeli

Caroline has over 18 years' experience in public relations. A trained journalist with a master’s in business management, she has previously worked for the Dominion Housing Group and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. She is responsible for the Group’s communications, digital, and corporate strategies, and is a member of its Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Steering Board. Caroline 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 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 (the highest level of membership). Reena is responsible for developing and delivering A2Dominion’s Procurement Strategy.

Gary Blatcher
Director of Customer Experience
Gary Blatcher

Gary has over 25 years' customer service experience within the financial and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining A2Dominion, Gary was Head of Customer Services and Head of Operational Planning at Bupa (Global and UK). In his current role, Gary is responsible for the development and delivery of the Group's Customer Experience and Services strategy.

Jenny Dodsworth
Programme Director
Jenny Dodsworth

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

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Director of Specialist Housing
Jo Evans

Jo has 13 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) where she focused on delivering new business and cultivating key partnerships to facilitate new funding opportunities and contracts. Jo holds an MSc in Housing.

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Director of Financial Services
Deirdre Harlowe

Deirdre has over 15 years' experience providing financial services for a range of industries, including the housing, retail, IT and oil and gas sectors. Deirdre was Group Financial Controller for data company Venture Information Ltd for four years prior to joining A2Dominion. She has also held senior roles at My FD Ltd, Irish Estates Plc and A2 Housing Group. Deirdre is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an affiliate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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

Ian Hill
Director of Governance & Compliance
Ian Hill

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in regulation, compliance and governance, working in central government, local government and housing roles. Previously he was the Director of Governance with Citizen, a 32,000 home provider in the West Midlands. Most recently, he has been working for a group of Registered Providers in East Anglia on governance, regulatory improvement and mergers. Ian joined A2Dominion in September 2019 and is leading on compliance and health and safety as well as risk management and insurance.

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Director of Information Technology
James Huntley

James has more than 15 years’ experience within the housing sector, covering all aspects of IT service 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. James is responsible for the development and delivery of the Groups’ IT Strategy.

Director of Property Services
David Lingeman

David brings over 20 years of property knowledge to the organisation, and is responsible for strategic asset management and delivering an effective and efficient repairs and maintenance service for our diverse range of residents. He was Dominion Housing Group’s Director of Property Services for several years, having previously worked for Notting Hill Housing in a variety of roles.

Director of Special Projects
Danny Lynch

Danny has almost 30 years’ land and property purchasing experience. He has been with A2Dominion for 20 years, prior to which he worked at Shepherds Bush Housing Association and the London Borough of Ealing. 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 a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Construction Manager. He has over 30 years’ experience within the building industry and has extensive experience of the residential sector in both the private and public markets. Before joining A2Dominion Mike was the Managing Director of Southern Space Ltd - a commercial development company within the Southern Housing Group.

Director of Sales & Marketing
Rosie Nesbitt

Rosie has over 10 years' experience in sales and marketing. Prior to joining A2Dominion, she held senior roles at The Berkeley Group (Berkeley First), UNITE Group, Crown Golf and Whitbread (David Lloyd). Rosie is responsible for the sales and marketing of private sales and shared ownership in London and southern England.

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Director of Land & Planning
Simon Potts

Simon has worked in the housebuilding industry for over 30 years. He is responsible for land acquisition and planning for the Group, and has extensive experience of brownfield and greenfield land acquisition, strategic land promotion and planning. He was previously A2Dominion’s Executive Director (Commercial, South East) for over 3 years, and has held senior positions in a planning practice and a number of UK house builders.

Director of Human Resources
Penny St Martin

Penny has 14 years’ experience in 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. Penny is responsible for the Group’s HR and Learning & Development services. 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. His role is to manage the technical and commercial departments, ensure delivery of design information, and control procurement and budget to complete each development.

Director of Homes & Communities
Dawn Wightman

Dawn has more than 25 years' experience in the housing sector, including 10 years working at A2Dominion. 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 current Declarations of Interest.