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Our leadership and governance

Our people are crucial to our success, so it is important that the organisation is led effectively in order to deliver our objectives, targets and our vision to our customers. The Board and the Committees work with the Executive team to deliver strategy and business plans.

  • Steve White Independent Chair Steve White, Board member
    Steve White
    Independent Chair

    Steve joined Moat’s Board in July 2016 and took the reins as Chair of the Board in May 2018. He has spent most of his career leading organisations through large transformational change, including a period as Chief Executive of the Hyde Group which sparked his passion for all things housing. Steve has also been the Chair of Origin Housing and has worked as an independent interim executive in senior roles at The Law Society, University of Southampton, Solicitors Regulation Authority, RBS, and T-Mobile. Steve is also a current Board Member of Habinteg and a Trustee at BLESMA, a military charity for limbless veterans. 

  • Jo Moran Senior Independent Director Jo Moran, board member
    Jo Moran
    Senior Independent Director

    Jo joined Moat’s Board in June 2014. She recently retired from Marks & Spencer where she led the change plan to take the business forward as Head of Transformation for the Retail and Property Group. She has also worked as Head of Customer Service at M&S where she championed, planned, and delivered the customer experience across all channels for the UK operation. Until July 2015, Jo was also Chair of Governors at her local primary school, putting her business skills to use in the community. As a result of this work, Jo has come to understand the importance of stable and decent housing as the foundation for successful education. 

     

  • Mark Foster Independent Director Mark Foster, Board member
    Mark Foster
    Independent Director

     

    Mark joined Moat’s Board in May 2016, having spent most of his executive career in marketing and international development roles in the entertainment industry. He has been at the forefront of all aspects of digital transformation, including customer engagement, marketing and reporting, and brings a fresh perspective to Moat as we transform to better meet the needs of customers and stakeholders. Mark is an established portfolio NED and Chair and also serves as Senior Independent Director for 7Digital Group, Chair of MIDiA Research, Session.id and Spacehive, and Acting Chair of KitMapper. 

     

  • Gerry McCormack Independent Director Gerry McCormack, Board member
    Gerry McCormack
    Independent Director

    Appointed to the Board in February 2015, Gerry brings 12 years of housing experience from his time as an Independent Director and Chair of Audit and Risk at Thames Valley Housing. His career includes a period as Group Finance Director of publicly listed companies with substantial housebuilding and construction businesses. Gerry enjoys sharing his executive and non-executive commercial and financial experience for the benefit of the social housing sector. He also serves on the Board of a not-for-profit regulatory body as Audit Committee Chair and is Chair of an independent girls school. 

     

  • Tim Boag Independent Director Tim Boag, Board member
    Tim Boag
    Independent Director

    Tim joined Moat’s Board in December 2017. He brings a wealth of financial experience from his current role as Group MD of Business Finance at Aldermore Bank. Tim has had an extensive career with RBS/NatWest where he has carried out roles in corporate banking, commercial banking, finance and risk across a wide range of industry sectors. He has also been a Director of the Business Growth Fund, member of the CBI London Council, and Board member at the Chartered Banker Professional Standards. 

  • Caroline Ross Independent Director
    Caroline Ross
    Independent Director

    Caroline heads up all areas of the People strategy, organisational culture and HR synergies across the Flutter Group, a FTSE 40 company. Her particular areas of expertise are building inclusive cultures, people development, leadership and change management. Previously, Caroline was responsible for HR, internal comms and workplace design at Moneysupermarket Group PLC in her role as Chief People Officer. She has also spent two years at Channel 4 where she led the people and HR functions as Chief Human Resources Officer. 

  • Jeremy Ellis Independent Director
    Jeremy Ellis
    Independent Director

    Jeremy has enjoyed a 27-year career at TUI Travel in customer-centric roles ranging from product management, innovation and business transformation to his most recent six-year stint as Marketing and Customer Experience Director. He has launched several of TUI’s most successful holiday products including their flagship range of Sensatori Hotels and championed the integration of TUI’s end-to-end customer journey across retail, digital, airline, cruise, hotels, destinations and customer service. Jeremy also led TUI’s sustainability strategy and was a trustee of the TUI Care Foundation. He is an Ambassador of the Family Holiday Association. 

     

  • David Brocklebank Independent Director
    David Brocklebank
    Independent Director

    David joined Moat’s Board in January 2021. He is currently the Executive Managing Director of Wates Developments Group, having held several roles within the business since joining in 2001. He has 28 years of development experience under his belt, having previously held Directorships with the Berkeley Group and David Wilson Homes.  As a prominent figure in the industry, David maintains a keen interest in planning policy, housing delivery and supply. He sits on the Boards of a number of development project companies, is a founding Board member of the Land Promoters and Developers Federation and has sat on the Advisory Committee of the MSc in Sustainable Development at Oxford University.   

  • Mary Gibbons Chief Executive Mary Gibbons
    Mary Gibbons
    Chief Executive
  • Greg Taylor Executive Director Finance & Corporate Services Greg Taylor
    Greg Taylor
    Executive Director Finance & Corporate Services

    Greg was appointed in December 2009 and works with Moat’s Executive Management Team to set and achieve challenging internal and external financial targets. Greg also oversees the Information Technology team and Digital Transformation initiatives across the business.

    Greg feels strongly that as an organisation funded partly through Government, Moat must be transparent, honest and resourceful in how income is spent. Since joining Moat he has provided vital advice and guidance to support the Finance Directorate and maintain Moat’s strength despite the difficult external financial environment.

    Previously, Greg was employed at Cert Octavian plc, a national logistics and distribution business, where he held the position of Finance and Commercial Director. Originally trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte Touche, Greg is also a qualified Corporate Treasurer.

  • Steve Nunn Executive Director Development & New Business Steve Nunn, Executive Director: New Business & Development
    Steve Nunn
    Executive Director Development & New Business

    Steve was appointed in April 2009. Having worked in the housing sector since 1989, he brings a wide range of experience in housing management, operations, property services, asset management, shared ownership, estate and social regeneration and development. Prior to joining Moat Steve spent 18 years at the London and Quadrant Group where his last role as Managing Director of the home ownership specialist, Tower Homes, saw him lead on Tower Homes’ three-star audit inspection. Steve is currently a board member of B3 Living and Chair of their Development Committee.

  • Carrie McKenzie Executive Director: People, Communications and Organisational Change
    Carrie McKenzie
    Executive Director: People, Communications and Organisational Change

    Carrie was appointed in early 2020 to lead and set the strategic direction for people and communications. After supporting the organisation through its recovery from the pandemic, Carrie joined the Executive Team in September 2021. Carrie is passionate about colleagues achieving their full potential and raising the profile of the important work Moat carries out. Prior to joining Moat, Carrie worked for Medway Council where she was an assistant director leading on a large-scale transformation programme and the senior lead for a wide range of operational teams delivering services to the people of Medway. Carrie is a fellow of the CIPD.

  • Puneet Rajput Executive Director: Governance and Compliance Puneet Rajput,  Executive Director: Governance and Compliance
    Puneet Rajput
    Executive Director: Governance and Compliance

    Puneet was appointed in March 2022 to lead on governance, health & safety, risk management and compliance across Moat’s diverse business activities. He is a chartered company secretary by profession and brings with him over 20 years’ experience of working with executive teams and boards to provide corporate governance, regulatory and assurance support to a range of organisations.
     
    He is passionate about good governance underpinning the delivery of Moat’s purpose and is keen for governance to add value and help drive continued long-term sustainable performance in the business.
     
    Previously, Puneet spent five years at Homes of Haringey, where he was the Executive Director of Corporate Affairs. He is also currently a board member of Inquilab Housing and chair of its Remuneration and Nominations Committee.