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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 Steve Biko HA, Positive Futures North Liverpool Ltd and Liverpool Community College.

John Cogbill

Chief Operating Officer

John Cogbill

John has been involved in the Housing and Construction industry for over 30 years. John spent his early years working as a trainee Quantity Surveyor and then after Qualifying moved into Asset Management working in Local Government and then with a number of Housing Associations ending as a Director with a large London and South East Based association.

Prior to joining YHG John worked as a Consultant with Savills for 10 years and specialised in providing effective asset management strategies and solutions, developing and undertaking, organisational change and structure design, Leading on the delivery of Large Scale Voluntary Transfers including stock survey, investment planning and building business plans, advising on active asset Investment and divestment solutions and the end to end process of managing large property portfolios.  John was also one of Savills National lead consultants delivering procurement solutions from small locally based Repairs & Maintenance contracts to several of the largest repairs and investment projects in the Country. 

John enjoys his time away from work playing golf and Cricket and is until recently was a Committee Member for his local Cricket team.

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.