See the Board Members
page for a membership list of each Board.
Ashley Hook, Chief Executive
Ashley was appointed Chief
Executive of mhs homes in July 2009. He has worked for mhs
homes since 2003 as Housing Director. A Chartered Surveyor by
profession, Ashley has a strong background in housing, having
previously worked for a number of local authorities and housing
associations. Prior to joining mhs homes, he was Head of
Housing for Lewisham Council with responsibility for 35,000
properties and all strategic housing services.
Ashley is a member of both the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIOH). He
is also an external examiner for Southampton Solent University, an
assessor for the RICS and occasionally a visiting lecturer and
contributor to a number of publications and seminars.
Bruce Shelmerdine, Group Finance Director
Bruce was appointed Finance Director in February 2006. He
qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 and became an
associate member of Corporate Treasurers in 2000.
Bruce has worked in the housing
sector since 1992 with a number of Registered Social Landlords
covering many aspects of the Housing Association sector. Previous
to his appointment at mhs homes Bruce was the Finance Director
at Kelsey Housing Association.
Carl Dewey, Commercial Director
Carl was appointed Commercial Director in March 2006. He has
worked for the mhs homes since 1992 and is a passionate advocate of
personnel development, born out of his own experience with the mhs
homes group. A Chartered Builder by profession, he has a strong
background in Reactive & Planned Maintenance and is a member of
the institute of Building Engineers.
Focusing on Quality and Customer
Service, he leads the private building arm of mhs homes group, mhs
commercial services limited, and provides housing maintenance
services to external customers.
Gary Clark joined mhs homes
in October 2012. He previously held a similar role at Surrey-based
Rosebery Housing Association. Prior to his time at Rosebery from
2010, Gary held the post of Assistant Director of Commercial
Initiatives at the Peabody Trust, one of the largest and oldest
housing associations in London.
He has also worked at Moat
Housing as Regional Housing Director and Sales and Marketing
Before going in to the
housing sector Gary worked for Tesco for 14 years in a number of
senior management roles.