Leadership Team

Together Housing Group
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The Leadership Team has a wealth of experience and know-how.


Our Board and Leadership Teams

Learn more about the leadership of Together Housing Group

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Steve Close

Chief Executive Until January 2022

Responsible for the effective delivery of the Group’s strategic business objectives until January 2022.

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George Paterson

Executive Director of Property

George is responsible for Repairs, Property Compliance, Property Management, Building safety and Development


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Kevin Ruth

Chief Executive Post January 2022

Kevin will replace Steve Close in January 2022, and become responsible for the effective delivery of the Group’s strategic business objective.

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Ian Clark

Executive Director of Business Improvement

Ian is responsible for our People (Human Resources), ICT, Business Management, Risk, Policy and Communications, Customer Experience, Company Secretary’s and Corporate Health and Safety.


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Mark Dunford

Executive Director of Finance and Commercial

Mark has executive responsibility for Finance, Newground Together, New Business and Sales, Together Energy, Treasury Management,
Financial Planning, and Procurement. He is also a Director for a number of the Group’s joint venture companies.

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Michelle Allott

Executive Director of Operations 

Michelle has responsibility for Neighbourhoods, Income Management, Customer Contact, Lettings, Supported Housing and Pendleton Together.