Group Chief Executive
Michael has been Broadland Housing Group’s Chief Executive since May 2003. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
He has worked in the affordable housing sector since 1997, having previously worked for Flagship Housing Group and Anglia Housing Group. Previously Michael worked as a Chartered Surveyor in private practice in London, working for both Richard Ellis and Savills.
In 2013-14 he was the Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Previously held positions within the RICS include Vice Chair of the Global Management Board and Chair of the Communications Board, Public Affairs Committee and the UK Residential Policy Panel.
Michael is a Professional Member of the RICS Standards and Regulation Board, which sets practice standards and regulates chartered surveyors worldwide. Working with the Economic and Social Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Michael chaired an initiative to establish the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, which was launched in 2017, and now sits on its International Advisory Board.
He is a Visiting Fellow and Chair of the Real Estate and Land Management Advisory Board at the Royal Agricultural University. He is also the Chair of the Surveying Professional Advisory Board at Portsmouth University, where he studied 30 years ago, and which awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Science in 2015 for services to both housing and also real estate education.
Away from housing, Michael is the Chair of the Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust, an educational charity running the 1300-seater art deco theatre in Norwich city centre, as well as the 300-seater Norwich Playhouse and an educational facility called Stage Two.
Michael Newey is person responsible for Broadland Housing being compliant with the Consumer Standards.
Executive Development Director
Andrew Savage, MSc MRICS, Executive Development Director, started his career in property and development in 1985. His combined experience in residential/commercial property sales and development spans 20 years.
In 2003 Andrew joined Broadland as Head of New Business, looking at new ways to develop affordable housing. In early 2005 he took on the responsibility of the full development function within the organisation.
In July 2005 he was appointed Assistant Director (New Business and Asset Management) combining the development and estates functions of Broadland, overseeing the delivery of the new developments programme. He also ensured the delivery of the Association’s day-to-day repair service and planned programme of major repairs. In November 2006 he was appointed Director of Development to continue the business growth and delivery of new development, asset management and bring facilities management and services into the Directorate.
Andrew was appointed to the new Group Executive Team in July 2009, as Executive Director of Business Growth.
Executive Housing Director
Catherine Little joined Broadland as Executive Housing Director in July 2018.
She has worked in the social housing sector since 2006, developing a strong culture of involving residents and providing high quality services. Before joining Broadland, she was Assistant Director of Strategy and Governance, and Company Secretary, at Soha Housing. She brings with her particular skills and experience in policy development, regulatory compliance, communications and resident involvement, and was a CIH Regional Board Member.
Catherine has supported national initiatives, including the tenant-led Scrutiny Live which saw tenants review national housing policy, and Benefit to Society (now known as See the Person) through which tenants tackle the negative stereotypes all too often seen about people who happen to live in social housing.
Previously, Catherine worked in the non-profit sector for a number of charities around adult and school education, urban design and community safety. She was a founding Board member of Oxford Credit Union and a former Board member of Oxfordshire Community Land Trust.
Catherine has a degree in English and completed an MBA in 2017.
She is passionate about the need for high quality housing for all and the role that housing associations can play in this, working in partnership with tenants and others.
Executive Asset Director
Louise Archer, BSc FRICS, Executive Asset Director, has been at Broadland Housing Group since November 2007. She was appointed her role as Executive Property Director in July 2011.
Louise started her career working in the Housing and Architectural Services Department of Great Yarmouth Borough Council. During this time, she gained a BSc in Quantity Surveying from Anglia Ruskin University.
From then Louise spent time gaining experience with RG Carter Building, and then worked as a Senior Project Surveyor at Davis Langdon. Louise achieved Chartered Quantity Surveyor Status from RICS and then joined Broadland Housing. She is responsible for Broadland Repairs Service and for ensuring our homes meet the decent homes standard plus the management of IT, facilities and services within the Property Directorate.
Louise has been Chair of the RICS East of England Regional Board since 2013 and will be stepping down in early 2018. She joined the RICS UK and Ireland World Regional Board in 2015 and was elected to RICS Governing Council in November 2017.
In 2015 Louise completed her CIH Chartered Institute of Housing Membership Qualification, which recognises candidates for their qualifications, competency and commitment in the housing profession.
Louise is passionate about sustainability and was recognised for her work on this subject with an award for Sustainable Leadership in 2015. Louise is also a trustee for the Commonwealth Housing Trust, who help provide housing for people in the poorest countries around the world.
Executive Finance Director
Iain joined Broadland in October 2019 as Executive Finance Director. He was previously Director of Financial Services at Catalyst Housing, one of the London’s largest housing associations. During his time in this role, Iain was part of the working party that helped Catalyst regain the regulator’s highest governance rating and significantly enhanced the customer-focus and reporting capability of the finance function. He also created and embedded a high-performing procurement function which delivered compliance with OJEU regulations and tangible value for money savings.
Iain trained as an accountant with Grant Thornton in Norwich and joined Circle Housing as an Internal Auditor. He held several other posts at Circle Housing including Head of Internal Audit, Group Financial Controller and Director of Business Support, which was responsible for implementing and running a shared service division comprising of Finance, HR, IT and Facilities Management Teams and indirectly managing over 200 staff.