Executive Board

  • Group Executive 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 com...

  • 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 recei...

  • Chief Executive, Ashrammoseley

    Jas Bains MBE
    Jas Bains is Chief Executive of Ashrammoseley and in 2011 was awarded an MBE for his outstanding services to housing and community cohesion. Under Jas’s stewardship, Ashr...

  • 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 th...

  • 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 dir...

  • Executive Operations Director, Caldmoreaccord

    Mandy Holcroft
    Mandy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has worked in both local authorities and housing associations, joining Accord in 2000. She is responsible for the ope...

  • Executive Director of Health, Social Care and Support

    Maxine Espley
    Maxine joins the Group in September 2015 from the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust where she works as the Director of Planning and Contracting. In this role, she leads contract ne...

  • 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 before...

  • Group Executive Finance Director

    Stuart Fisher
    Stuart is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Stuart joined the Accord Group in 2010 from KPMG where he delivered a range of services to the social h...