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Our Senior Management Team

For more information about our Senior Management Team, please click on their photos below.

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Helen McHale

Chief Executive

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Helen McHale - Chief Executive

Helen worked in a number of North West housing authorities, covering 11 different jobs over 20 years before moving to Stockport. Helen set up Stockport Homes and has steered our success by improving customer services, bringing more money into the Borough, delivering physical improvements to the stock and growing the organisation. She is committed to continuing to improve living conditions for all of our customers, and to ensuring we are innovative in everything we do.

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Sandra Coleing

Director of Corporate Services

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Sandra Coleing - Director of Corporate Services

Sandra has worked in housing for over 20 years, starting as a Housing Officer at Vale Royal Borough Council. After moving into developing policy, Sandra joined Stockport Council as a Policy and Research Manager. In this role Sandra developed a central team to work on the new challenges that faced housing organisations, including Best Value and Inspection. With the creation of Stockport Homes, Sandra became the Director of Corporate Services. Sandra enjoys the diverse service areas she manages, all with the goal of delivering excellent customer service.

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Carmel Chambers

Director of Finance

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Carmel Chambers - Director of Finance

A fully qualified Chartered Accountant, Carmel joined Stockport Homes in 2006. After graduating with a degree in Business Law, Carmel gained experience in both the private sector, working for a well-known PLC, and the public sector where she oversaw various innovative European Funding projects in Greater Manchester. Carmel is responsible for providing a high quality financial service to both Stockport Homes and the Council, managing combined turnover of c£100m, ensuring the organisation has sound financial planning, governance, guidance, accounting and fulfils its corporate legal statutory obligations. Carmel is responsible for the organisation’s risk strategy and management framework, 30 year HRA Business Plans and funding models, procurement, insurance, internal and external audit, and data protection functions. Carmel manages the Customer Finance, Corporate Finance, Assurance, People and Organisational Development and Assets and Development teams. Carmel is passionate about ensuring the organisation attracts, retains and develops the brightest stars in the sector, and knows that its our people who are our biggest assets.

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April Higson

Director of Neighbourhoods and Support

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April Higson - Director of Neighbourhoods and Support

April has worked in a number of North West housing organisations, most recently as Director of Housing at a successful stock transfer organisation and has experience in delivering a broad range of housing services. April has been with us from the start and has been a key part of the service transformation across the organisation we have brought about. April is committed to delivering our mission of transforming lives by working with customers, staff and key stakeholders to continually improve the range and quality of property related services we offer, aiming to create sustainable tenancies and homes and neighbourhoods that people are happy to live and work in.

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Page last reviewed 09/09/2016