Clarion Executive Team
Keith Exford CBE, Chief Executive Officer
A leading figure in the UK social housing sector, Keith was Chief Executive of Affinity Sutton for over 20 years and will be leading the Clarion Housing Group.
A non-executive director of The Housing Finance Corporation, he is also a Trustee of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
Mark Rogers, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the housing sector and led Circle Housing for over ten years.
He first joined Anglia Housing Group as Chief Executive in 2003. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of Nene Housing Society in Peterborough after being Director of Customer Services at Circle 33. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has a BA Honours in Law.
Mark Washer, Chief Financial Officer
Mark is Clarion Housing Group’s Chief Financial Officer and is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Deloittes. He is a Board Member and deputy chair of the National Housing Federation and is also a member of the Citizen’s Advice Trustee Board.
Clare Miller, Company Secretary
Clare is Clarion Housing Group’s Company Secretary, having been Affinity Sutton’s Group Director of Governance and Compliance since June 2010.
Before this she was an Executive Director of the TSA where she was responsible for the regulation of housing associations in England. Prior to that she worked for the Housing Corporation, where she led the financial regulatory work dealing with associations in special measures. Clare is a chartered accountant, qualifying with Coopers and Lybrand.
Neil McCall, Chief Executive Officer - Housing Association
Neil is the Chief Executive Officer of Clarion Housing Group’s Housing Association.
Jonathan Cawthra, HR Director
Jonathan is responsible for creating a culture in which all staff have the opportunity and commitment to make a real contribution to the success of Clarion Housing Group. Before joining Affinity Sutton in 2003, Jonathan held a number of senior roles at Royal Mail, latterly as Communications Director.
Austen Reid, Director of Transition
Austen is Clarion Housing Group’s Director of Transition. He has significant property and social sector experience, having worked at Circle Housing, Catalyst, The Hyde Group and Savills.