Our Executive Team

Our Executive Management Team work closely with our Group Board to ensure we deliver our vision to be an excellent provider of homes and services.

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Jan GoodeNeighbourhoods Director

The common strand throughout Jan’s career is customer service. Beginning as one of Asda’s first graduate management trainees, she was promoted to manage the food hall in one of its biggest stores. She went on to spend 11 years with South Staffordshire Water, becoming head of customer service.
Jan joined SSHA in 2005, working first as customer services manager and later head of customer services and assistant director of corporate support. She became a director in 2011.

Les ClarkeCare and Support Director

Les is a registered nurse with a career including spells caring for patients with spinal injuries and neurological trauma. He has worked on high dependency and surgical wards as well as in NHS management and commissioning.
Before joining Care Plus, Les worked in the fields of mental health and learning disability. Specialist expertise managing domiciliary care had taken him to Housing 21, the largest provider of Extra Care services in the UK. More recently, he had been part of the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Louise WagstaffPeople and Transformation Director

Louise began her career with WH Smith as a graduate management trainee before moving into housing as a HR manager in 1999.  In 2003 Louise moved into the emergency services sector as the HR manager for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and was promoted to the role of assistant chief fire officer in 2005.  Over the last 12 years Louise has been responsible for a range of functions including HR, training and development, corporate planning, ICT, administration and service improvement.  She was also part of the Gold Command operational response rota.  Louise has a B.Sc.Sci in public policymaking and administration, an MA in human resource management and is currently completing a postgraduate qualification in the psychology of organisational change and development.

Phil IngleFinancial Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Housing Plus Group

Phil qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant with multi-national consulting engineers, WS Atkins. He went on to work for Somerset County Council before becoming Director of Financial Services at the newly-formed Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority.

He became Finance Director of South Staffordshire Housing Association in 2003. During his time with SSHA Phil has been very proud of its growth and excellent delivery of housing services to residents in and around South Staffordshire, in particular the development of Housing Plus Group.

Sarah BodenChief Executive, Housing Plus Group

Beginning her career as a housing officer, working to ease homelessness, Sarah now has over 30 years' housing sector experience. Sarah was chief executive at Severnside for over 10 years, and under her leadership Severnside grew to become a successful, financially strong and diverse organisation. 

Sarah was appointed chief executive of the Housing Plus Group in 2016, following the successful merger of Severnside and Housing Plus. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, the NHF West Midlands Regional Committee and Chair of Shropshire Registered Social Landlord Forum.

Stephen CollinsProperty Director

Steve began his career as a graduate trainee in a housing association, being promoted to manage the inspection team less than a year later. Having worked in every department of that association as part of his early development programme he gained a thorough understanding of the sector. His career also involved time in private sector consultancy and a period working with one of the country’s largest commercial contractors.

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