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Executive Team

The Executive Leadership Team have responsibility for scrutinising the Group's performance. Additional meetings are held to review Board papers and to review operational matters.

The Executive Team is responsible for Governance and the effective implementation of strategies and policies. The team leads, manages and oversees all employees and is accountable to the Group Board.

Nigel is Group Chief Executive of Trident Group, which he joined in September 2023. He is passionate about the social purpose of housing associations and that the voice of tenants is firmly at the heart of this. He has experience supporting the work of the National Housing Federation, Northern Housing Consortium and Housing Association Charitable Trust at board level.

David has been working within the social housing sector, since 2001, in a number of senior finance roles. He aims to bring a business partnering focus to the Finance team which he has achieved elsewhere, challenging and enabling Trident Group to meet its goals. David is a graduate of University of Wolverhampton and a CIMA qualified accountant.

Dr Christopher Derby, Chartered FCIPD joined Trident Group having spent 10 years in Birmingham Arts organisations, Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Royal Ballet, as Personnel Director. With a doctorate in Change Management and as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, since joining the Group, Christopher has worked with both the Group Chief Executive and Executive Team to transform the business equipping it to face some of the most challenging and turbulent periods facing social housing.

As Executive Director for People and Resources, Christopher has responsibilities for some of the Group’s core business functions including, ICT, HR, Communications and Marketing, Legal Services, Learning and Development and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Helen has worked at senior management level within Trident Group, across a range of departments, for 10 years prior to her appointment as Executive Director of Housing, Care and Support in November 2018.

Helen aims to ensure that Trident Group provides residents and customers with good integrated Housing, Care and Support Services.

Gareth joined Trident Group in 2014 and has worked across the business as a member of the Senior Management Team. Gareth has extensive experience in property management, safety and asset compliance and project management working mainly in Social Care and Housing sectors.

Over the last 20 years Gareth has been employed in a number of management positions at local authorities and governmental organisations within the West Midlands as well as working in the private sector working as an independent consultant.

Gareth is committed to the continued investment in Trident Group’s housing stock and ensuring safe and decent homes for all our residents.