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, Chief Executive
    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.

  • Steve Nunn Executive Director Growth Steve Nunn, Executive Director Growth
    Steve Nunn
    Executive Director Growth

    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 of People and Culture Carrie McKenzie, Executive Director of People and Culture
    Carrie McKenzie
    Executive Director of People and Culture

    Carrie was appointed in early 2020 to lead and set the strategic direction for people, communications, social value and facilities. 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.

  • Gloria Yang Executive Director of Finance Gloria  Yang, Executive Director of Finance
    Gloria Yang
    Executive Director of Finance

    Gloria was appointed in April 2023 to lead on developing and maintaining the financial well-being of Moat and getting to know our customers, people, and partners in order to create and maximise investment opportunities in our communities. She is a passionate advocate of social housing, with a career that spans over 16 years in the sector. Gloria has enjoyed a variety of advisory, executive and non-executive finance roles at several housing associations, most recently at Origin Housing Group as Deputy CEO. She is currently a member of the Credit Committee at MORhomes PLC and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for Phoenix Community Housing and is a Fellow member of ACCA.