Saxon Weald's Executive Team is responsible for making decisions about the way the housing association operates. It also advises the Board on the company's strategic direction.
The team is made up of five members of staff who bring wide-ranging expertise and knowledge to their role. They are all committed to providing high quality, affordable housing and excellent customer service.
Chief Executive: Steven Dennis
Steven joined Saxon Weald as IT Manager in 2001. He became Business Improvement Director in 2008 looking to implement new ways of working to ensure that Saxon Weald delivers great customer service at the best possible price. In 2015 Steven became Property Director, responsible for our HomeFix repairs service, Asset Management and IT. In 2018, he was appointed Chief Executive and is an executive member of the board.
Executive Director - Resources: Michael Chinn, FCCA, CPFA (also Company Secretary)
Michael joined Saxon Weald in March 2020. Before moving into the housing sector, he trained in Practice Accountancy. Michael was previously Deputy Finance Director of a medium sized housing association in West London and then Director of Finance and Resources at a Croydon association. Michael has served as a board member of other housing associations and is currently a board member of Eldon Housing in South London.
Executive Director - Customer Operations: Kath Hicks, BSc (Hons)
A graduate of Hull University, with broad experience of housing management, Kath started her career with housing associations the Peabody Trust and the Sutton Trust in London. She joined Saxon Weald as Operations Manager in 2002. Since 2008 Kath has successfully led the Older People's Services team through a period of change, and is responsible for our new extra care schemes. She was promoted to Older People's Services Director in 2011. In 2013, Kath became Housing Director, taking responsibility for Housing and Neighbourhood Services in addition to Older People's Services. Kath is presently responsible for the operational delivery of Customer repairs & maintenance and housing services.
Executive Director - Investment and Growth: Bryn Shorey
Bryn joined Saxon Weald in September 2022. He has been in the housing sector for 25 years and trained as Quantity Surveyor. Before joining Saxon Weald, Bryn was Property Services Director for four years at Westward Housing in Devon and also spent 7 years at Sovereign Housing Association with his last role being Safety & Compliance Director. Bryn has served as a board member of Seren HA in Wales and the South Western Co-Operative HA in Bristol. He is responsible for the development of new homes, property investment and compliance, procurement and health and safety.
Executive Director - People: Anne Wildeman
Anne joined Saxon Weald in November 2022. She has 25 years experience as an Executive director in the Housing Sector specialising in strategic HR and implementing large scale transformational change. She was previously Executive Director of HR & OD for Radian and prior to that, she was Executive Director of People and Change for Sovereign Housing. She has held a variety of non-executive positions including Newport City Homes and IOW LGPS. She has a postgraduate diploma in Leadership and Strategic Planning and is a fully qualified member of the CIH. She is also a qualified business coach (ILM Level 5).