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Our leadership and governance

The Executive team works with the Board and the Committees, to deliver overall strategy and business plans, ensuring risks to the organisation are recognised and managed and performance is monitored.

  • Mary Gibbons Chief Executive Mary Gibbons
    Mary Gibbons
    Chief Executive

    Mary joined Moat as Chief Executive in 2022, having spent the previous 30 years in social housing. Working with Moat’s Executive Team and Board, she ensures Moat continues to provide customer-focused services and the right homes in the right places.

    She brings with her a wealth of sector experience, from working in hostels for the homeless early in her career to her most recent role as Chief Executive of Essex-based housing association, CHP. 

    Mary’s successful track record in leadership includes previous appointments as CEO at Hundred Houses Society, Executive Director at Swan Housing Association and Chair of BuildEast, a group of housing associations that champions growth in the East of England. She is currently a Non-Executive Director at HACT and an Advisory Board Member at Essex Business School.

  • 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.