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Shaun Aldis: Chief Executive

Shaun became Chief Executive in 2018. He has extensive experience in social housing both in Housing Management and Asset Management where he has held both operational and senior management positions. Most recently Shaun was Director of Operations at Wolverhampton Homes

Shaun regularly features in ‘Ask the Expert’ for Inside Housing and is chairman of the NHMF and a committee member of HAMMAR.

Follow Shaun on Twitter: @TheShaunAldis

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Darren Baggs: Assistant Director - Housing

Darren has experience of working in both private and public sectors, starting his career in social housing in 1993. During this time Darren has held operational, strategic and senior management positions in property maintenance, right to buy, leasehold services and housing management.

Darren is passionate about the delivery of excellent customer services, and led upon a fundamental review of concierge services and the development of modernised CCTV command and control centre.

Darren is responsible for housing management, rent collection, anti-social behaviour, voids and lettings, housing support, and a range of neighbourhood services including a 24/7 concierge service, estate caretaking, grounds maintenance and arboriculture works.

Darren sits on the Board of Directors for the ‘Bilston Bid’ and is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Follow Darren on Twitter: @Darren1877
 

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Kevin Manning: Assistant Director - Property Services

Kevin has held a range of senior operational and strategic managerial posts within the social housing sector. His early career was in architecture, employed with a local chartered architectural and quantity surveying practice where he was responsible for the design and delivery of a range of large scale domestic, commercial and industrial projects. 

Kevin is responsible for delivering property related services such as repairs and maintenance, including mandatory services for gas and electrical compliance, major capital investment improvement and regeneration projects. In the delivery of these property related services he actively seeks to maximise local employment, inward investment and training initiatives, as well as value for money in terms of cost, quality and performance so that our tenants get the best possible benefits and outcomes.

Kevin also sits on the Board of Directors for The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton.

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Angela Barnes: Assistant Director - Housing Options

After 16 years working for Dudley MBC in a variety of housing services roles, Angela joined Wolverhampton Homes in 2005 as Area Manager and became Head of Community Investment in 2012. The post of Assistant Director – Housing Options, builds on her responsibility for lettings, housing support and debt and money advice by the transfer of Housing Options, Housing Outreach and the management of Temporary Accommodation from the City of Wolverhampton Council to Wolverhampton Homes in December 2017.

Angela is responsible for developing the existing tenancy sustainment services to prevent instances of homelessness and repeat homelessness and to work more effectively with private sector landlords to give households further choice to meet their housing needs.

Angela has a particular interest in, and organisation responsibility for, all matters related to safeguarding.

Angela is a corporate member of the CIH and has a Master's degree in housing.

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Ian Gardner: Assistant Director - Building Services 

Ian has a wealth of knowledge and experience from the housing and construction sectors and has worked in a range of strategic and operational roles for over 20 years. He has progressed through technical engineering positions and senior management posts to become a strategic leader in social housing.

Ian holds a range of technical and leadership qualifications, he has a Masters Degree in Construction Project Management and is a Chartered Member of both the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Institute of Housing.

Ian is responsible for the multi-disciplined Building Services team and the delivery of our responsive repairs and maintenance services across the city, as well as the refurbishment of our empty homes and traded services.

Ian is also an experienced Board member and Chair of Audit Committee within the housing sector and volunteers as a mentor in local colleges.

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Julie Haydon: Assistant Director – Corporate Services

Julie joined Wolverhampton Homes in November 2019 as our Head of People Services and quickly excelled, being promoted to Assistant Director of Corporate Services in April 2020. Her role also includes that of Company Secretary.

Julie possesses a wealth of experience from over 25 years experience in business, governance, finance, safeguarding, human resources and organisational development, working across numerous sectors including local authority, the NHS and ‘not for profit’.

Julie is qualified to Masters level, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Julie has also enjoyed personal development in Leadership, Coaching and NLP.

As Assistant Director of Corporate Services, Julie is Wolverhampton Homes' strategic lead for internal services and business support, including human resources, learning and development, governance, communication, business improvement and finance.

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