Michael Birkett - Chief Executive
Michael BSc (Hons), MBA, MSC, DSocSci, FCIH joined Regenda as Group Chief Executive and member of the Board in March 2014. Before joining Regenda, Michael spent eight years as Chief Executive of The Calico Group and earlier in his career held senior roles at The Aspire Group and Liverpool Housing Action Trust. He has also been Chairman of Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction Limited, and has held Non Executive Director roles at a number of organisations. Michael has a Doctorate from the University of Bristol and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Michael works with the Regenda Board to develop the Group’s Strategy. He is responsible for the attainment of the agreed strategic objectives, day to day Group performance, leadership of staff and the development of external partnerships.
Gill Kelly - Managing Director
Gill Kelly joined the Group in December 2009 when M&Y was acquired by The Regenda Group. Gill was Finance Director at M&Y and developed M&Y into a £2.5m turnover responsive repairs contractor delivering repairs and maintenance for several housing associations.
Gill merged the existing internal contractor and the private business into one competitive commercial service provider. M&Y has since grown into a £20m turnover business and has successfully diversified into delivering planned maintenance contracts and construction services, alongside responsive repairs, voids maintenance, gardening and specialist services.
Gill’s strengths are delivering growth and diversification, and ensuring services are customer focused, with a dynamic commercial attitude.
Gill has has experience of delivering services strategically, ensuring high levels of satisfaction and compliance with health and safety legislation and good practice. Gill introduced Investors in People and international quality standards to M&Y and supports the benefits of standardised, quality business practices and first class people management.
Caroline Stubley - Chair of M&Y Board
Caroline started her career in finance at Ernst and Young where she qualified as an accountant. Since qualifying she has spent the last 22 years in finance roles. Firstly, at Ernst & Young she continued to travel with the firm within their technical and audit departments in Africa. On returning to the UK she moved into the retail sector and has subsequently held several executive board level appointments in the construction, property and real estate sectors over the last 14 years.
Caroline has significant experience in small and medium sized owner managed businesses and has held board appointments in regional construction businesses which have tripled in size during her tenure. She understands the importance of strategic planning within these fast paced environments and is commercially focused.
Caroline is currently the finance director for a property investment business specialising in residential buy to let property.
Caroline is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Tony Russell - Executive Director of Resources
As Executive Director of Resources, Tony is responsible for Finance, Business Assurance, People Services, ICT and Communications. He has over 20 years experience in the housing sector, providing leadership and direction across multi-disciplinary teams in large and medium sized North West based groups, including traditional and stock transfer organisations.
Tony has significant experience of financing, group restructuring, acquisitions, organisational transformation and regulation. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Charterd Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.