Executive team

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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.
 
 
 
 

Tim joined Wandle in May 2012 as Business Partnerships Director, and now holds the position of Executive Director of Finance. Tim started his career training as a chartered accountant before joining Dartford Council to head up their commercial arm. He moved into the position of Group Finance Director at Viridian Housing Association and the Hyde Group where he gained more experience of the housing sector.

Tim Coppard, Executive Director, Finance

 
Tim joined Wandle in May 2012 as Business Partnerships Director, and now holds the position of Executive Director of Finance. Tim started his career training as a chartered accountant before joining Dartford Council to head up their commercial arm.
 
He moved into the position of Group Finance Director at Viridian Housing Association and the Hyde Group where he gained more experience of the housing sector.
 
 
 
 
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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.

 

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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.