Jon Lord - Group Chief Executive Officer
After initially working as a funeral director, Jon made the leap into housing in 1987 and gained his wealth of experience with a wide variety of roles in management and tenant participation.
Jon became a Chief Officer at Bolton Council in 2001 and has been the Chair of the Greater Manchester Consortium for refugees and asylum seekers since that time. In addition, he had a unique joint role across the Local Authority, ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) and Strategic Housing Partnership, managing a wide range of housing services as well as responsibility for the development of affordable housing.
He was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to housing.
In April 2010, Jon became our Chief Executive, while we were still an ALMO, and has led our transition from ALMO to a registered housing provider and charity, and now charitable community benefit society, delivering a wide range of housing and community based services across all neighbourhoods in Bolton.
Jon is also Chair of Greater Manchester Housing Providers, a partnership of 27 housing organisations, including Bolton at Home, which together house over half a million of the city region’s residents. GMHP members share a common set of values and goals to provide quality affordable homes, tackle homelessness, reduce pressures on health and social care, support local communities, contribute to the Greater Manchester economy and help people into employment.
Edward Mellor - Executive Director of Finance
Edward trained as an accountant at Trafford Council before joining Stockport Council where he looked after the accounts of the council housing prior to joining Bolton at Home in July 2003.
Edward was appointed a Chief Officer at Bolton at Home in 2016 having been part of the team which saw the transfer of the housing stock from Bolton Council in 2011. Edward leads on business and financial planning, treasury management & fraud and risk management.
Edward completed 9 years as a board member at Adactus Housing Group in 2017 and is also a governor at Little Lever Academy.
Ian Ankers – Executive Director Business Development and Managing Director of Arcon
Ian has worked for us for over 10 years. With over 25 years’ experience in housing, Ian has worked for a number of Registered Providers and Local Authorities across Greater Manchester.
Ian is responsible for business development for the Group, including our partnerships, strategies, including a lead role in our partnership working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Ian is the Managing Director of Arcon, a Registered Provider Subsidiary within the Bolton at Home Group.
In addition Ian is a Board Member of Maxmedia, a media company providing services to the Housing Sector. Ian also undertakes the role of Improvement Team Leader for Eurhonet, our European Housing Trade Body.
Noel Sharpe - Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer
Noel has been working in the sphere of social housing in the northwest for more than 15 years at a senior level, having previously worked in London for 10 years before that. Her experience spans all aspects of general needs and supported housing management, property maintenance and investment, regeneration and new homes development.
Noel has a keen interest in the health and wellbeing, and financial inclusion agendas and how these two very important factors can directly help to improve the lives of customers and the communities and neighbourhoods we serve.