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Our executive team

Barry Hughes, group chief executive

Our chief executive is responsible for making sure we deliver against our targets and plans set out by our board of directors. Barry manages the executive team. Barry has been chief executive at Selwood Housing for 14 years.

Prior to this Barry was finance director for Metro Newspaper and the Evening Standard.

Diane Hall, group finance director

Diane and her team ensure that we get the best value across all our services and have the finances available to support our customers.

She oversees all aspects of our financial management and controls and is also responsible for procurement across the Group.

Verena Buchanan, group operations director

Verena is responsible for all our front-line services to customers.  Her teams ensure a consistent and ever improving service to customers, so our neighbourhoods are great places to live, our homes are safe and well maintained and we deliver efficient and effective services to all our customers.

Our operational teams are local so know our customers well and are passionate about helping them.

Verena is also a board member for the charity Trowbridge Futures.

Paul Walsh, group development director

Paul and his team drive forward the development of new homes, increasing both our social housing stock as well as homes that are available to buy under shared ownership. He is also responsible for the marketing and communications team and the involvement team.

Our ambition is to deliver 1,000 more affordable homes by 2025, to help tackle the housing crisis.

Ria Bristow, group transformation and people director

Ria leads on transformation across Selwood Housing Group, responsible for projects that deliver both short-term improvements and long-term value for customers.

This includes digital transformation as customers increasingly access housing services online.

Ria is also responsible for HR, training and development as well as health and safety, facilities, business continuity and safeguarding.

John Rogers, group IT director

John is responsible for IT. 

As well as getting the most from our existing IT systems, John and his team lead on identifying how digital can continue to support the overall strategy and provide an efficient and effective service to staff and customers as we look to fulfil our ambition for customers to access our services 24/7. 

Financial statements

Review our latest annual report and accounts.