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Executive Directors

Brian Cronin BA FCCA

Group Chief Executive

Brian was appointed as Group Chief Executive of the Your Housing Group on 1st April 2012 which was a newly formed organisation resulting from the merger of Harvest Housing Group and Arena Housing Group of which Brian was Group Chief Executive. Your Housing Group manages more than 28,000 units based in and across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands and is one of the largest housing providers’ nationally.

As well as providing general needs accommodation the Your Housing Group provides care and support to over 6,000 units, mainly to older people particularly through its Extra care Villages.

Brian was the founding Chair of Fusion21, which brought together seven leading Associations to jointly procure maintenance. Over its 10 year life the multi award winning Fusion21 has created employment opportunities for hundreds of unemployed people as well as introducing intelligent procurement concepts.  He was also founding Chair of Procurement for Housing (PfH), the national procurement agency for housing organisations that is jointly sponsored by the CIH and NHF through Housemark. In addition Brian sits on the Board of Positive Futures North Liverpool Ltd and Liverpool Community College.

Jeremy Earnshaw

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Earnshaw

Jeremy joined Your Housing Group as Executive Director for Finance & ICT in February 2014.

Jeremy has extensive Main Board experience in multiple sectors gained over 20 years in industry, including Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing and Distribution. Having graduated in Engineering from Leeds University, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen, and is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Jeremy has worked in a wide variety of organisations, including 10 years as Chief Financial Officer of The Intercare Group plc, a fully listed entity which reached a market capitalisation upon sale of £ 320m. His professional specialisms include fund raising and corporate finance, having managed large scale equity and debt fund raisings in each of the PLC, Private Equity and Venture Capital arenas.

Dawn Williams

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Dawn is a business leader, who has experience working with Executive teams and Boards on company strategy, business planning and transformation. With a background as a chartered accountant, she has a solutions focus and a proven ability to create innovative, forward looking corporate plans – taking a big picture approach, designing and implementing business architecture and change projects.

Dawn has previously been our Interim Chief Operating Officer, having earlier worked at United Utilities, where she was responsible for the growth strategy of the company’s Bio-resources business.