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Neil Hadden, Chief Executive Officer

Neil Hadden, Chief Executive Officer

Neil Hadden entered the housing sector in 1978 and spent 27 years at the Housing Corporation, which was the industry regulator prior to the Homes and Communities Agency where he held a number positions, including serving as Deputy Chief Executive. 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.

John Carleton, Executive Director, Markets and Portfolio


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 England. 

Elizabeth Froude, Executive Director, Resources


Elizabeth Froude, Executive Director, Resources

Elizabeth trained as an Accountant at Baker Tilly. She has a wealth of experience in housing, having previously held the position of Deputy Finance Director at the Radian Group. Prior to moving into the housing sector she held senior finance positions in various blue chip companies

Laurice Ponting, Executive Director, Communities


Laurice Ponting, Executive Director, Communities

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. 

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