Neil Hadden, Chief Executive
Neil Hadden entered the housing sector in 1978 and spent 27
years at the Housing Corporation, which was the industry regulator
prior to TSA & HCA. He eventually rose to become the
Assistant Chief Executive (Investment and Regeneration). He moved
to Aldwyck Housing Association in 2005 and led the group
through significant growth in his role as Chief Executive. He
became Genesis' Chief Executive in October 2009. Neil is a
member of the GenFinance, GenInvest and Genesis Community boards
and is a co-opted member on the Genesis Board and Remuneration
and HR Committee.
Jackie Bligh, Director of Governance
Jackie joined Genesis in March 2011, bringing a wealth of
housing experience, notably as the Chief Executive at Merthyr
Valleys Homes, where she oversaw their successful stock transfer.
She also spent seven years on the Council of the National Housing
Federation, including three years as Vice Chair. Having started her
career as housing trainee, Jackie has worked in a variety of
locations, gaining experience everywhere from the most rural
communities to inner London.
John Carleton, Executive
Director, Markets and Portfolio
John has extensive experience in housing development and finance
after a varied career in housing, banking and consultancy,
including an earlier role as the Director of Investment and
Regeneration for the Housing Corporation in the North of
Robert Kerse, Executive Director,
Genesis is Robert’s third Finance Director role in the housing
association sector having spent three years at each of Bristol
Community Housing Foundation and the Arcadia Housing Group.
He has also been a trustee and Chair of the resources committee of
Brunelcare, a provider of affordable housing and care to older
people. Robert trained as a chartered accountant within
PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ public sector practice where he had a
number of housing association, charity and local government
Alastair Clegg, Executive Director, Organisational
Alastair joins Genesis from Notting Hill Housing Association,
where he spent four years as Director of Corporate Services, as
well as a year as Managing Director of Presentation Housing
Association after its merger with Notting Hill. Prior to
that, Alastair spent 13 years in the civil service, working both in
Whitehall and managing service delivery in the Court Service,
including as Director of the Royal Courts of Justice.
Laurice Ponting, Executive Director,
Laurice joined the housing sector in 1980 and since then has
worked in all aspects of housing in both local authorities and
housing associations. For the last 10 years she has worked at
Mercian Housing Association in Birmingham as Chief Executive and
then Managing Director upon Mercian joining the Circle Group.
Laurice has chaired Birmingham Social Housing Partnership, been a
member of the NHF Regional Committee and board member of the Aston
Reinvestment Trust, a community finance company.