Executive Board

  • Group Chief Executive

    Dr Christopher Handy OBE
    Chris has a Doctorate in Business Administration, a Master of Law degree, Fellowship of the Institute of Housing and membership of the British Institute of Management. He rece...

  • CPFA Deputy Group Chief Executive

    Lakhbir Jaspal
    Lakhbir is Deputy Chief Executive and has over 19 years’ experience working within social housing. He moved to the Accord Group in 2001, initially as Director of Resource...

  • Chief Executive, Ashram Housing Association

    Jas Bains MBE
    Jas Bains is Chief Executive of Ashram Housing Association and in 2011 was awarded an MBE for his outstanding services to housing and community cohesion. Under Jas’s ste...

  • Chief Executive, Fry Housing Trust

    Robert Donath
    Rob has worked for the Trust for 16 years after a career in financial services and later with the Probation Service. Rob has responsibility for the development of strategic di...

  • Chief Executive, Direct Health

    Jonathan Vellacott
    Jonathan has been Chief Executive of Direct Health since acquiring the company in 2003. The company has grown organically and through selective acquisitions to become one of t...

  • Chief Executive, Heantun Housing Association

    Sara Woodall
    Sara has a law degree and started her housing career as a housing management trainee at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. She then became an estate officer for Dudley befor...

  • Director of Regeneration

    Alan Yates
    Alan has over 20 years senior management experience in the affordable housing sector in regeneration and development. Prior to that he was the general manager of a building co...

  • Executive Director, Care and Support

    David Williams
    David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and is currently Chair of the National Housing and Dementia Research Consortium. David joined the Accord Group from Housin...