Meet the Executive team
Ian joined Catalyst as the Chief Executive in January 2019, and has 30 years’ experience in the housing sector.
Before joining Catalyst, Ian was the Chief Executive at Aldwyck Housing Group and Chief Operating Officer at Sanctuary Group. Read more
Judith Foss MSc FCIPD MIoD
Executive Director of People and Culture
Judith’s 20 years’ HR experience includes change management, employee engagement, learning and development, employee relations, reward and people strategy. Judith is responsible for Catalyst’s ongoing culture change and colleague engagement programme. Read more
Executive Director of Finance
Tim’s career spans over 30 years. After five years in a medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants, Tim has spent most of his career to date with Capita Plc. Having been involved in most of the Capita divisions, his last eight years with them was as Finance Director for their Property Services Division, supporting the growth of one of the largest property services consultancies in the UK. Read more
Executive Director of Property
Originally from a construction and contracting background, Gary has been involved in the successful delivery of large scale asset management, maintenance and partnering contracts for the past 15 years both in senior client and contractor roles. Gary moved into the housing association sector in 2001. Read more
Executive Director of Integration (interim)
Austen has over 30 years’ experience in housing and property, much of it at Director level. He was previously an Executive Director at the Clarion Housing Group, where he led merger integration and development. Prior to Clarion, Austen was Chief Operating Officer at the Circle Housing Group, a Director at Savills and Group Operation Director at Hyde.
Group Development Director
Philip Jenkins joined Catalyst as Group Development Director on 1 July 2019. Philip came from Taylor Wimpey Central London, where he was Managing Director since September 2017. Philip is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with a property development career spanning three decades, across both private and not-for-profit sectors. Read more
Chief Operating Officer
Sarah joined Catalyst from Guinness where, as the Executive Director of Customer Services, she led the delivery of a customer service culture, launched digital services, and implemented a new model for local, mobile customer-facing teams. Read more