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 recently launched PCH’s new 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.
Sue Shaw, Director of Homes, Neighbourhoods and Regeneration
Sue is Director of Homes, Neighbourhoods and Regeneration and joined PCH in September 2009. She is responsible for many of the organisation's core services including tenancy management, rent collection, property repairs and maintenance, and housing with support, as well as leading PCH’s resident involvement.
Like many people working in social housing, Sue came into the field almost by accident – but then stayed in the sector by choice, finding its variety and values attractive and satisfying.
Sue has worked for several housing organisations in many different roles. She has also been a self-employed housing consultant, which involved driving improvements for organisations in the sector.
Sue has also held several voluntary positions including being on a night-shelter Board, a trained helpline “listener”, a school counsellor, a Plymouth Fairness Commissioner and is shortly to join the Board of a youth-focussed mental health charity.
Sue has a teenage family, and loves outdoor activities – preferably involving wild places or water!
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.
Gill Martin, Director for Corporate and Manufacturing 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, Strategy and Communication, 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.
She was initially appointed as Director for Corporate and Strategic Services but became Director of Corporate and Manufacturing Services in 2015 when she took additional responsibility for PCH Manufacturing. This part of PCH is a commercial business made up of highly skilled manufacturing workshops including joinery, windows and signs. Any profits generated by PCH Manufacturing are invested back into PCH to contribute to more homes or community activities.
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.