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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.

Mark Mayler, group finance director

Mark and his team ensure that we get the best value for money across all our services for our customers and that we have strong finances to maintain and invest in our customers’ homes, as well as to build new affordable homes.

He oversees all aspects of our financial management, controls and governance. He is also responsible for procurement, performance and business insight teams.

Mark has worked in senior finance roles for over 20 years, across a variety of sectors.

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.

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