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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.

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 ma

nagement 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.

Katrina Michael - Interim Finance Director, Alliance Homes Group

Katrina is a qualified finance and governance professional with over 20 years’ experience at director level and above. She has extensive experience of effecting business improvement and change management including the setting up of a new housing association as part of a stock transfer.  More recently, Katrina has been responsible for a programme of business improvement for a housing group. Katrina is experienced at Board level having been a Non-Executive Director at various national organisations in Wales as well as working with Boards at an executive level.

In her current role Katrina has overall responsibility for the Group’s Finance and IT services. She is also company secretary.