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The Executive Directors Board of Circle Housing Group.
Mark Rogers, Group Chief Executive
Mark Rogers was appointed Group Chief Executive of Circle after the merger of Circle 33 and Anglia Housing in 2005. In heading up Circle, one of the largest providers of affordable housing in the UK, Mark is responsible for setting the direction of the organisation and overseeing its operations. Mark has over 20 years experience in the housing sector. He was Director of Customer Services at Circle 33 and also Chief Executive of Nene Housing Society in Peterborough. In 2003 he became Chief Executive of Anglia Housing Group. Mark has a BA Honours in Law and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Executive Director of Operations - Andy manages Housing Management Services, Repairs and Maintenance, Property, Asset Management, Sustainable Communities, Leasehold and Better Performance teams within the group. Andy has 15 years of experience in development roles, beginning his career at Broadland Housing in development and new business. He joined Anglia Housing in 2003 as Director of Business Growth and six months later was promoted to the post of Executive Director of Business Growth.
Andy has a BSc in Housing Management & Development and a MSc in Human Resource Management. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Acting Executive Director of Finance - Francesco Elia has considerable experience in leading finance teams at a senior level across different aspects of operations and commercial finance, within a number of sectors.
Francesco’s experience includes managing acquisitions, disposals and business integrations. Since joining Circle in 2008, Francesco has been Finance Director for two of Circle’s partners.
Most recently he led our HCA bid to secure £30m in grants for Circle to deliver 1,425 new homes and was also instrumental in leading our Repairs & Maintenance review to identify and generate more than £100m savings for the Group.
Executive Director of People & Business Transformation - Heading up Circle’s People Portfolio, Sarah Trota oversees the teams responsible for recruitment, employee relations, learning & development, payroll, and facilities management. Sarah joined the organisation in March 2008 and has worked in HR in the retail sector for over 20 years, and latterly was the HR Director for Waterstone’s, the UK’s largest book retailer. Prior to this Sarah worked as Employee Relations manager for Sainsbury’s supermarkets. Sarah has a BSc in Combined Studies.
Executive Director of Governance - Deborah has an extensive amount of senior level legal experience within local government, including Medway, Boston Borough and East Sussex County Council. Her areas of expertise are; government law, for which she holds a Post Graduate Diploma, change management, service improvement and procurement. Deborah will be responsible for maintaining the high standards of corporate governance at Board level and throughout the Group, keeping abreast of all legislative, regulatory and corporate governance developments. Deborah is excited about our strategic vision and is looking forward to contributing to our continued success
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