Executive team

Tracey Lees

Tracey Lees, Chief Executive

Tracey Lees became Wandle Housing Association's Chief Executive in March 2015. Tracey joined Wandle from the Barnet Group (including Barnet Homes) where she had been the CEO since 2008.
 
She has worked for more than 30 years in social housing for a number of Local Authorities, Registered Providers and ALMOs, and has a very broad knowledge of all aspects of Wandle’s business.
 
 
 

Sue Bate, Interim Executive Director, Finance Sue Bate

Sue is a Chartered Accountant who trained and qualified with KPMG, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has worked in the housing sector for 22 years and now has her own independent consultancy. During her long career she has held senior finance roles at Catalyst and Moat Housing Group. Sue joined Wandle in July 2018.
 
 
 
Troy Henshall

Troy Henshall - Executive Director, Business Services and Transformation

Troy joined Wandle from the Barnet Group where most recently he was group chief executive. Troy began his career in the private sector working in insurance, outsourcing and consultancy before moving into housing when he joined ECHG and led on the merger between them and the Riverside Group.  Troy has also worked for First Wessex as corporate services director.
 
 
 

Yinka BolajiYinka Bolaji, Executive Director, Property and Development

Yinka joined Wandle in October 2016 as Executive Director of Property and Development. He has over 20 years’ experience in housing and social care sector, lately in senior management roles at Genesis and Anchor Trust.

He is passionate about Wandle’s role as a landlord with a long term commitment to our communities. Yinka has successfully developed a wide range of projects and has implemented asset management strategies with significant business and investment planning elements.

 

Mark Nightall

Mark Nightall, Interim Executive Director, Customer Services

Mark joined Wandle in September 2017 as Interim Executive Director, Customer Services. Mark had previously been working as a consultant to the NHS and had spent five years as a Director of the Riverside Group.

He has spent over 20 years working in social housing, initially specialising in homelessness and addiction services, much of that time was spent working for English Churches Housing Group at various management levels. Mark is a qualified social worker and remains professionally registered.