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.
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 of Business Development.
Ian has worked for us for over 10 years. With 25 years’ experience in housing, Ian has worked for a number of Registered Providers and Local Authorities across Greater Manchester.
Ian is responsible for developing our partnerships and strategies, as well as leading on our research and policy developments, IT and staff development.
Ian is Vice Chair of the Northern Housing Consortium, a housing trade body, and is actively involved in a number of collaborative projects with other housing organizations and other stakeholders, including joint work on digital and financial inclusion. Ian will be taking a lead role in our work on developing opportunities arising from the Greater Manchester Devolution Agreement.
Noel Sharpe - Executive Director of Customer & Place
Noel recently joined us but has been working in the sphere of social housing in the northwest for the last 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.