Simon has worked in the social housing sector for over 20 years now. This includes spells at housing associations varying in size from just over 5,000 to nearly 40,000 properties, a stint as a regulator, and also a couple of years working for a body which provides loan finance to housing associations.
I greatly enjoy working in this sector and I strongly believe in the positive contribution housing associations make to society. My own family background is in social housing and I know from personal experience that few things are more important than a safe and secure home. When we get it right – which we do most of the time – we can make a massive difference to people’s lives.
Simon joined Asra in 2016 from Acis Housing Group where he worked as their Finance Director, before being named Finance Director for PA Housing. He is responsible for our finance and development functions, including financial planning, treasury, transaction processing, payroll.
Simon is an FA qualified coach and in his spare time, he runs an under 10s football team.