Alan has over 27 years of experience in the affordable housing sector, working with both public and private companies and running his own consultancy firm. Alan became chief executive in September 2018, having previously been Group Development Director for three years. Prior to joining the Group, Alan worked at Wandle Housing, initially joining as its Asset Investment Director before being appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and overseeing the operational and strategic side of the business. His other roles include seven years at Circle Group as Group Regional Operations Director.
Alan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Oliver Boundy: Executive Director Development & Growth
Oliver Boundy has worked in the housing sector for over 15 years. After joining the Group as New Business Director in 2016, Oliver established and led a highly successful New Business Team and was instrumental in increasing delivery of new homes through site acquisition, partnership working and a strong new business pipeline. Oliver took over as Executive Director Development & Growth in September 2018.
Chris Harris: Executive Director Customer Services
Chris started his career in the voluntary and local authority sectors, before moving to work for a number of g15 associations, where he became a specialist in customer experience and service transformation.
Chris joined Southern Housing Group in 2015. As a member of the Group’s Executive Management Team, Chris is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Customer Services. He leads a team that provides customer, property, and residential services, along with community, financial and employment and training support to a huge wide range of people. With a strong focus on delivering excellent customer service, he also ensures that the Group meets the digital needs of our customers.
James Francis: Executive Director Resources
James has executive responsibility for Finance, IT, Human Resources and pensions and is a Group Board Member. Having led the Board to define its post-EU referendum risk appetite and investment aspiration, James is modernising the Group’s funding structure and leading the Group’s data and digital transformation to increase scalability and resilience.
Prior to working in the housing sector, James gained 8 years of experience in accountancy and corporate finance practice, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.