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Executive team

Louise Swain, CEOLouise Swain - Group Chief Executive

Louise has worked within social housing for over 20 years, 12 of these at senior management level and she has extensive experience of contributing to strategic partnerships and of delivering major change and modernisation projects. She is passionate about social justice and delivering services and homes that customers rate as excellent. Prior to joining the Group Louise was Executive Director Customer Services at Curo Group. Louise has also worked as Operations Director at Gloucester Housing Association and in a variety of roles for Somer Community Housing Trust, Guinness Trust and Knightstone Housing. She has also held a number of  Non-Executive Director roles.

Mike Nicholls - Group Director of Resources (Deputy Chief Executive)

Mike joined the Group in 2005 as Director of Finance and ICT . Before joining Alliance Homes, Mike had been Director of Finance for nearly 10 years at another stock transfer Housing Association. A qualified accountant , Mike has also worked in senior finance positions with a number of Local Authorities.

Steve Chinn - Managing Director, Alliance Homes & Alliance Living

Steve was appointed Operations Director in February 2006. With a background in surveying and construction in both private and public sectors, Steve moved into housing management in 1992 with Bristol Council. He was appointed General Manager, Housing with North Somerset Council in 1995 and managed the housing function prior to the stock transfer. He currently serves on the People and Communities Board and Troubled Families Board for the North Somerset area.  As Managing Director he is responsible for the Housing Management, Housing related Support and Home Care services within the group.

Steve Drew - Managing Director, Alliance Property Care & Alliance Ventures

Steve is a chartered building surveyor with over 25 years experience specialising in Housing Management. He joined the group in 2006 as Director of Property and Asset Management.

In his current role he has overall responsibility for repairs, development and asset management and for the Group’s carbon reduction strategy.