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Angela Lockwood has been Group Chief Executive since 2009 and has extensive experience gained from a career in housing spanning nearly 30 years. Starting her career at Sunderland Council, Angela then worked for Home Housing for many years.
She joined Endeavour Housing Association as Housing Director, and moved into the Managing Director role when North Star Housing Group was formed in 2006. Angela holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Emma joined the Group in 2012 to lead the Technical Services function. She's responsible for development, planned stock investment and responsive maintenance and repairs.
Emma is a chartered surveyor and has previously specialised in economic development and regeneration, with a 17-year track record in delivering high-value capital projects, mostly across the North East. Emma held senior positions at English Partnerships and One North East before joining North Star.
Carole joined the Group in 2000, and has over 20 years experience of developing strategic approaches, developing high-performing teams and leading on the delivery of housing services.
Carole has responsibility for organisational development and the delivery of HR services, ensuring that North Star remains an employer of choice and our people are actively involved in developing the business and themselves.
Carole is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
James joined the Group in 2019 and is responsible for Finance and ITC. He will also have responsibility for governance and risk.
Having qualified in practice, James worked for over eight years at Home Group covering a number of different Finance roles and working on a range of projects. He has spent the last five years as Financial Controller for Kier North Tyneside, a joint venture with North Tyneside Council which carried out a range of repairs, servicing and construction work.
James is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.