Mervyn Jones joined Yorkshire Housing as Chief Executive in June 2008. He has been involved with the housing sector for over 30 years, having previously worked as Chief Executive at Willow Park, a major urban stock transfer in Manchester, and housing organisations in London, the North West and Yorkshire.
Mervyn is a Board member of the National Housing Federation and Plus Dane Housing Group. He has an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University, where he is a Visiting Fellow, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Michelle is responsible for Yorkshire Housing’s neighbourhoods, customer services and care and support services.
She joined us in 2015 from Merseyside and Cheshire-based Plus Dane group where she was Interim Executive Director of Neighbourhoods. Her previous roles include deputy Chief Executive for North West-based Your Housing Group.
David has been Director of Property Services since 2008. David is responsible for the delivery of Yorkshire Housing’s property related services to 16000 homes across Yorkshire and 1600 Leeds City Council homes through a PFI contract. In addition to property services, David takes responsibility for corporate health and safety and oversees our employment opportunities work.
David is also lead Director for Yorkshire Housing’s Home Improvement Agencies who provide advice, support, adaptations and handyperson services to over 16,000 vulnerable customers annually, operating regionally across Yorkshire in Barnsley, York, Harrogate, Sheffield, Rotherham, Craven, Hambleton & Richmondshire and Selby.
Before joining Yorkshire Housing, David has worked for a number of housing associations working across most areas of housing in various senior positions.
David is an ambassador for the Skills Funding Agency and the National Apprenticeship Service along with being a Trustee of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. He also supports the University of Central Lancashire in a voluntary capacity.
David is married with three children and lives in the Ribble Valley.
Vicky oversees our ambitious programme to provide an additional 1,600 new homes between 2015 and 2018.
She joined Yorkshire Housing in 2015 from property consultants Identity Consult Ltd, having previously worked in development and regeneration at Symphony Housing, Calico and other housing organisations in the North West.
Tansy joined Yorkshire Housing as Group Finance Director in July 2005 after 4 years at the Housing Corporation as Director of Regulation in the North.
She is a chartered accountant and spent most of her career before the Housing Corporation working in the financial services sector, focusing on treasury, risk management and planning.
Guy joined the group in 2001 and has held a number of finance roles before becoming Interim Director of Finance in February 2015. As well as being Yorkshire Housing’s chief financial officer, Guy also leads on governance, audit and risk.
A chartered accountant with a background in the not for profit sector including charities, education and housing, Guy is currently Chair of Royds Community Association, a regeneration charity in Bradford. He lives in Leeds with his wife and three children.