Our Executive Management Team
Julie Fadden - Chief Executive
Julie has worked in housing and regeneration for 42 years, starting on the public counter at the age of 18.
Julie has worked as Chief Executive at SLH for the past 16 years and has proved that if you have the right people, the right focus and put the effort in, you can turn a loss-making organisation into a profitable one and a poor-performing housing service into one of the best in the country.
Mark Chambers - Executive Director of Finance
Mark joined SLH in June 2021 after spending 16 years working in local government starting as a trainee accountant and progressing to senior finance, performance and commissioning roles.
Mark is responsible for ensuring the financial viability and integrity of the Group through the effective financial control and provision of financial and treasury services to provide the foundation for the achievement of the organisation’s strategic priorities.
Ian Cresswell – Executive Director of Innovation and Technology & Risk
Ian started work in the housing sector in 1994 as a Technical Support Officer for Liverpool Housing Trust.
He spent eight years there learning his trade before he became Head of ICT at Plus Dane Housing Group, then Head of ICT at Muir Group. He joined SLH in January 2009.
Ian has overall responsibility for ICT, data protection, internal audit, performance management and customer feedback.
Colin Gibson – Executive Director of Culture and Communications
Colin joined SLH in 2013 and has extensive experience of running a strategic and operational human resources function within housing and the NHS.
Colin is responsible for ensuring that SLH’s HR strategy, policies and procedures are aligned with our corporate vision, aims and business objectives as well as overseeing our marketing and communications function. Colin specialises in HR changes which improve business performance and employee engagement and is experienced in culture change management.
Julie Marsh - Executive Director of Neighbourhood Management
Julie has worked for SLH since it was formed in October 1999 having previously worked for the housing department of Liverpool City Council.
Julie ensures our neighbourhoods are managed effectively and our customers feel safe and secure in their homes through a dedicated community safety team. Julie is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) having completed her term of office as chair of the North West CIH Board.
Claire Ryan - Executive Director of Investment & Assurance
Claire has over 20 years’ experience in social housing. She previously worked at CDS Housing and joined SLH in 2010 after previously spending time here on secondment.
Claire has a broad remit including ensuring compliance with regulatory and charitable requirements, leading on corporate strategy and policy whilst also having responsibility for Asset Management & Development, Governance, Employment & Enterprise and SLH’s commercial subsidiaries. Claire is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing. Claire is a Trustee and Governor at Blackburne House, a Liverpool based women's education facility, where Claire started her managerial qualifications back in 2006.
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