Martin made the transition from the private sector into the third sector in April 2000. He was Director of Corporate Services at BCHA, before becoming Chief Executive in January 2007.
At BCHA, Martin has enjoyed working in a fast-growing and diverse environment. He has drawn on his considerable previous experience of managing change and building relationships with external bodies. Working with colleagues across the organisation, Martin is helping BCHA to achieve our growing ambitions.
Martin established BCHA’s social enterprise, Sequal Solutions (now The New Leaf Company), to provide a range of services for the third sector.
Director of Finance & Corporate Services
Martin joined BCHA in November 2016 with Director responsibility for Finance, IT, HR, Governance & Strategy and brings over 25 years’ experience as a finance professional in the housing sector.
He is a chartered accountant with an early career with KPMG where he gained wide financial and commercial experience across a variety of private and public sectors. He specialised in housing associations becoming the firm’s lead manager on the south coast.
Before joining BCHA Martin spent 22 years at Spectrum Housing Group where, as Group Finance Director, he oversaw significant business growth and change taking private finance facilities to over £500m.
Martin has a collaborative and customer focussed management style with a passion for delivering social purpose through a commercial approach.
Director of Homelessness, Health & Wellbeing
Caroline has significant experience working in a variety of leadership roles in both the private and public sector focusing predominantly on social, community and wellbeing services.
Caroline has spent the last 3 years working as a senior manager in local government in Australia, where she drove various social innovation initiatives, including the development of a Social Enterprise Strategy and Hub. Prior to this, Caroline worked in the Midlands, managing Early Intervention Services from pre-birth upwards.
Caroline is a qualified Psychotherapist and has a Masters in Education, with a specialism in the Leadership of Community Services; she is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Interim Director of Change, Transformation & Growth
Graeme has joined BCHA as the Interim Director for the next 6-9 months.
Graeme brings with him decades of experience and is committed to BCHA’s vision of ending homelessness.
Graeme has spent 30 years in industry using electronics and software to solve problems in the field of security. His experience spans start-ups and multi-national organisations most recently as Global Head of Research and Development for a major technology group.