Meet the Management Team

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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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Brett Sadler - Operations Director
Brett Sadler has worked in the Welsh housing sector for 18 years in a variety of senior leadership roles, including Flintshire County Council and Conwy County Borough Council. He has a keen interest in all things digital and in ensuring customers receive the highest levels of service available. Brett is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, holds an Honours Degree in Housing from Glyndwr University and an ILM Level 5 qualification in Coaching and Mentoring. He has recently completed his MBA through the Open University.
Brett Sadler
Operations Director
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Jayne Owen - Finance and Resources Director
Jayne is a qualified accountant (CIPFA) with 30 years public sector experience, 5 years as Treasurer/ Director of Finance and prior to taking up this role Jayne undertook the role of Director of Finance (Police and Crime) for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This and previous roles involve significant complexity, with accountability for multi-million budgets and advising on the deployment of these resources. Areas of expertise include treasury management, financial planning, audit, procurement, commissioning, value for money, organisational transformation and effective governance. Prior to taking up this role Jayne worked as Treasurer for the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner and prior to that various roles for Trafford Council, she offers a breadth of experience that goes beyond her financial expertise in particular, public service reform, partnership working, estates strategy and performance management. Jayne’s career has been rooted in the public sector, caring deeply for the role of the public, voluntary, social enterprise sector in society.
Jayne Owen
Finance and Resources Director
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