Senior Management

The Senior Management Team have delegated responsibility from the Board for the day to day running of Cherry Tree. All senior managers are based at Cherry Tree’s main office at Orchard Villa, in Shenley. 

Paul Eastwood - Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Paul joined CTHA in November 2015 as Interim Chief Executive. Paul brings extensive experience of the housing sector to the role, having held the role of CEO or interim CEO with 4 housing associations and having carried out several successful assignments as a freelance consultant. During his career, Paul has also been a board member with 5 housing associations, a commercial maintenance company, and several voluntary sector bodies. He has been a speaker at professional conferences in the UK and Europe on many occasions over the past 20 years. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Institute of Directors, and an alumni member of Ashridge Business School. 

Nicola Mayes – Finance Manager

Nicola joined CTHA in April 2016 as Finance Manager. Nicola has completed her AAT Technician qualification and Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business, she is now finalising her studies toward her ACCA qualification. Nicola has 15 years of working in various sector financial roles, including within the not-for profit and commercial sectors. Nicola believes that a viable housing association can deliver good services to residents, build new homes for the future and contribute to the local community. 

Kevin Hills – Services Manager

Kevin joined CTHA in May 2017 as their registered Care Manager. Kevin is a highly experienced Registered Manager and have managed various types of services ranging from small residential units for people with a learning disability to managing services for people who also have complex health needs and dementia.
Kevin’s role involves managing CTHA care homes and supported living services, ensuring that everyone receives the highest standards of Care and Support maximising opportunities for individuals to lead the life they choose. 

Claire Young – Housing Manager

Claire will be joining CTHA in August 2017.


Office Staff

Sharon Drew & Helen Kenyon – Admin Assistants

Sharon & Helen provide administrative support to the Senior Management and Board Members of CTHA. They should be able to help with any general queries. 

Staff can find team briefing minutes, staff handbook, policies, procedures, general information and forms required
here. Please note you will need to speak to your line manager for a password for sensitive documentation.

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