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.

  • Elizabeth Austerberry Chief Executive Elizabeth Austerberry, Chief Executive
    Elizabeth Austerberry
    Chief Executive

    Elizabeth was appointed at the beginning of 2013 and during this time has guided Moat through a challenging economic and policy environment, maintaining its strong financial position whilst driving an ambitious development programme. 

    Elizabeth is passionate about ensuring that as many people as possible have access to an affordable home, either to rent or to buy and is on the board of the National Housing Federation. 

    Elizabeth’s career has been spent at the nexus of property and finance, having been a director of a number of major banks, in addition to DTZ, Savills and Ernst & Young.

  • 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.

  • Howard Dawson Interim Executive Director Housing & Customer Services
    Howard Dawson
    Interim Executive Director Housing & Customer Services

    Howard has over 25 years' experience in the housing sector, including 15 years in senior management and executive positions. He has worked for both local authorities and housing associations in varying roles from housing management and policy to development, sales and marketing.

    In his last role, he served as Executive Director for a London-based specialist care landlord during the pandemic. He has also been Executive Director for a mid-sized housing association and a Regional Director managing 20,000 homes across 40 local authorities.

    Howard was on the Board of the YMCA St Paul's Group for seven years and was also Chair for a period of that time. He has a post-graduate diploma in housing and has completed a high-level Institute of Leadership Management programme through the Warwick Business School.

  • Matthew Hayday Executive Director: Governance and Compliance
    Matthew Hayday
    Executive Director: Governance and Compliance

    Matt was appointed in June 2019 and works to assure the Board on all aspects of Moat’s governance, as well as assuring the health and safety of our customers, staff and homes. As firm believers in the benefits of good governance, Matt and his team work across the business to ensure best practice by challenging and supporting colleagues. In addition to providing advice on compliance, Matt serves as the organisation’s Data Protection Officer, Company Secretary and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

    Matt’s career has seen him take up several governance and leadership roles, including posts with the NHS, a UK charity and a private hospital. Before joining Moat, Matt worked for the General Pharmaceutical Council as Head of Governance, holding interim positions as Director of Fitness to Practice and Director of IT during this time.