Meet the Management Team

Put a face to a name and find out more about the members of our Management Team

Helena Kirk - Chief Executive
Helena Kirk joined North Wales Housing as Chief Executive in October 2016. Helena has worked in the housing sector since 1982, gaining extensive experience working for local authorities and both traditional and stock transfer RSLs. Her roles started with front line customer service and have included three previous Director positions in Birmingham, Coventry and Hereford. Prior to joining North Wales Housing she was a member of the Executive team at Shoreline Housing Partnership in Lincolnshire for 6 years. She joined Shoreline Housing Partnership in 2010 returning to a role with direct responsibility for customer services from 7 years working in housing consultancy. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Helena Kirk
Chief Executive
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Yvonne Wilkinson - Resources Director
Yvonne Wilkinson has been with North Wales Housing since 1991 and has been the Resources Director since 2001. She is responsible for the Finance, Personnel, Business Improvement and IT functions of the organisation. She also acts as the Company Secretary Yvonne is a committee member for the Social Housing Pension Scheme. Prior to joining North Wales Housing she has had experience in banking, manufacturing and local accountancy practices. Yvonne is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Yvonne Wilkinson
Resources Director
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Jude Horsnell - Communities Director
Jude has worked as a Director for NWH since March 2004, and has had a variety of responsibilities during that time.  She is currently responsible for the delivery of services by the General Housing, Supported Housing and Older Persons teams. Prior to moving to live and work in North Wales, Jude worked for Local Authorities in West and North Yorkshire, and also worked in a challenging role managing the provision of housing and support services for asylum seekers dispersed by the Home Office across West Yorkshire and Humberside. Jude has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing since 1990.
Jude Horsnell
Communities Director
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Phil Danson - Places Director
Phil joined North Wales Housing in April 2007 to take up a newly created role of Business Development Director. The purpose of the role was to lead the Development team and achieve an increased development programme in terms of social housing grant secured, numbers of units produced across a range of types of provision and across a wider geographical area.  We have now successfully established Domus Cambria, our trading company to develop non grant funded schemes.  His area of responsibility has changed over the last three years and now includes Asset Management and his job title has been updated to Places Director, following a review of the senior management structure. Phil is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing having completed a Housing Studies Professional Diploma through Sheffield Hallam University.  His overriding purpose is to ensure we maximise the benefits of all the projects we undertake to the wider communities in which we operate.
Phil Danson
Places Director
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