Léann was appointed as Group Chief Executive in October 2018.
She began her career in sales and marketing in the engineering and construction sectors and became Managing Director of an international manufacturing business in 2000. Whilst there she took up a Non-Executive position in a housing association, with roles of Chairman of Audit Committee, Board Chairman and Group Vice-Chairman. This sparked a real interest in social housing and communities and led her to move into the sector, working firstly with retirement living, care and support and homeless services and then most recently for The Riverside Group. She is experienced in growing and developing businesses, in creating efficiency and effectiveness using Lean methodologies and in challenging the norm.
People and communities really matter to her and as a Trustee of the Shakespeare North Playhouse Trust and a Board Advisory Member for DIAL Global, she makes sure both are at the core of what she does.
Tony is a dynamic leader with extensive experience in the commercial sector, delivering successful products and services contracts to a variety of public and private organisations.
Tony believes in keeping his thinking innovative and is committed to formulating new ways for Livv to approach the opportunities and challenges which people and communities are facing now and in the long term.
He empowers teams to transform their fantastic ideas into reality and is a huge advocate of the power of partnerships in generating opportunities for creating success.
Sharon joined Livv Housing Group in 2012 and is responsible for six Group areas ; Business Improvement, Governance, Health & Safety, HR and Learning & Development, IT, Marketing, Communications and New Product Development.
Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in leadership and HR roles across the public and private sectors. Over the past seven years, she has developed a robust ‘People Framework’ that supports our employees across the Group to develop, deliver and fulfil their potential.
With a passion for people, her role plays a vital part in our Executive Director Team and is key in helping the Group fulfil its strategic ambitions.
Howard was appointed as Executive Director of Finance & Performance in January 2019. During his early career he specialised in the delivery of corporate finance, and audit and advisory services for a wide range of organisations across the UK – from listed businesses through to OMB’s and charities. More recently he has held a number of executive and non-executive roles within the social housing sector and related fields – in the North West – gaining considerable expertise in the formulation and delivery of financial and commercial strategy, resolution of M&A’s and corporate restructures, business development, and business assurance.
Amanda joined Livv Housing Group as Executive Director of Customer Insight in June 2019. Her portfolio includes Customer Services, our Neighbourhoods Teams, our social impact function One Ark, the Income Team, Lettings and the Independent Living team. Her early career saw her working in Corporate Banking before moving into social housing almost 20 years ago.
She has spent time working with the Regulator of Social Housing in customer service and performance and business improvement roles. Before joining First Ark she was Director of Business Effectiveness for a housing provider where her focus was on corporate governance, performance improvement and delivering complex change programmes. She has a passion for working together to solve difficult problems and helping people and teams to shine.
Léann Hearne: Group Chief Executive and Board Member
Philip Raw (FRICS, FBEng): Group Board Chair
Howard Roberts: Executive Director and Board Member
Eleanor Bowden: Board Member
Nicola Waterworth: Board Member and Chair of First Ark Social Investment (Operating as Livv Investment)
John Ray: Board Member
Phil Pemberton: Board Member
Mark Dunford: Board Member and Chair of Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Anthony Deakin: Board Member and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
Kevin Brady: Board Member
John Bowker: Board Member
Steve Agger: Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of Customer Services Committee
As a community-based social business that plays an active part in the alliance of housing associations working in the Liverpool City Region, we’re about much more than building and managing homes.