Quality of Existing Homes Group

We have recently reviewed the Existing Homes and Neighbourhoods National Group and redefined its remit and priorities. To reflect the new focus, we have changed the name of the group to the Quality of Existing Homes Group.

The Quality of Existing Homes National Group is a key partner in helping us deliver our business strategy for 2019-22, by leading, informing and influencing our work on existing homes. The group supports us in developing and testing new policy ideas, shaping wider member support, gathering vital market intelligence, informing our responses to government and other key stakeholders, and promoting great quality in the sector.

The group focuses on a number of strategic themes relating to quality, which include:

  • Quality in build and maintenance, including repairs.
  • Climate change and energy efficiency.
  • Design, specification and standards.
  • Urban design and place, including our work on regeneration.
  • Building safety.
  • Tenant engagement and customer service.


  • Jo Barrett, Executive Director of Operations, Thrive Homes (Chair)
  • Paul Norman, Director of Strategic Asset Management, Clarion Housing Group (Vice Chair)
  • Rose Bean, Director of Assets and Sustainability, Abri
  • Brian Golton, Property Delivery Director, Anchor Hanover Group
  • Dan Gray, Executive Director, Property, Aspire Housing
  • Julie Evans, Chief Property Officer, Curo
  • Tony Tench, Deputy Chief Executive, Housing 21
  • Paul Moat, Chief Executive, Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Emma Richman, Director of Operations, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust
  • Thomas Fountain, Strategic Asset Management Director, Places For People Group
  • Ian Joynson, Executive Director of Asset Management, The Guinness Partnership
  • Steve Ellard, Director of Assets and Sustainability, Yorkshire Housing

Who to speak to

Lizzi Hearn, External Affairs Manager