The Executive

The Board is supported by the Executive Management Team, led by the Chief Executive, John Clark. They are responsible for day to day management, planning, and delivering all activities undertaken by PCH.

  • John Clark, Chief Executive

    John has been the Chief Executive of Plymouth Community Homes since January 2016 and is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership of the organisation, working with the Board and Executive Management Team.

    Prior to this he was Director of Housing at the Borough of Greenwich in London and Chief Executive of housing and regeneration companies in Leeds, Sheffield and the North East of England.

    John has extensive knowledge and experience of working at Board level to develop strategy including vision, values and objectives, and launched PCH’s Strategic Business Plan 2017-22. He is experienced in delivering organisational and cultural change to achieve service improvements and cost efficiencies, as well as developing Performance Management Frameworks to achieve the best possible results for the benefit of residents and other customers.

    In his spare time, John is a keen Middlesbrough fan and enjoys exploring all the beautiful places Plymouth and the South West has to offer.


  • Nick Jackson, Director of Business Services and Development

    Nick joined PCH as Director of Finance in June 2009 and was very involved in the transfer process.  His responsibilities cover more than Finance also including IT, Development and Procurement. 

    Before joining PCH, Nick was the Finance Director at Mendip Housing (now Flourish Homes and part of the Aster Group), and held senior roles at the Housing Corporation, the Charity Commission and at a national charity.

    Nick is the first to say he has great teams of people in his directorate which is providing the lead for building over 600 new homes in the next 5 years in and around Plymouth, promoting greater use of digital technology to improve services and hence lives, providing value for money and ensuring the finances are secure to ensure a strong independent long term future.

    Outside of work Nick loves spending time with his family, playing 5-a-side football, watching sport (especially Notts County whenever he can), going to the theatre, gardening and being involved in his local church.

  • Carl Brazier, Director of Homes and Neighbourhoods

    Carl joined PCH as Director of Homes and Neighbourhoods in March 2021 and leads the functions for repairs, asset management, community engagement, housing with support, income management, leaseholders, commercial lets and housing management.

    Before joining PCH, Carl was the Director of Housing and Customer Service at Stoke-on-Trent Council for six years and also worked within senior roles at Stroud District Council and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, as well as on the Board for First Choice Homes.

    Carl firmly believes that people should have access to safe, quality homes and has been influential in shaping national housing policy, taking part in several national advisory groups.

    During his spare time, Carl likes to keep fit through swimming and cycling, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys following Grand Prix Motor Racing.  

  • Gill Martin, Director of Corporate Services

    Gill has been part of PCH since November 2009 and is passionate about providing decent, safe, affordable homes for people in need.

    She leads the HR, Communication and Marketing, Performance and Strategy, Customer Experience and Assurance, Governance and Health and Safety functions for the organisation and is passionate about providing excellent customer services and engaging with people - themes common to all Gill’s teams.

    Before joining PCH, Gill was Assistant Director for HR and Organisational Development for Plymouth City Council, where she had worked in a variety of roles over 28 years.

    Gill is a member of the Talent and Enterprise Board for Plymouth School Academies focussing on raising educational achievement and aspirations in the city. She is Plymouth born and bred and believes passionately in home grown talent, investing and developing the city’s skilled workforce.

    Gill enjoys travelling, going to the theatre and reading.