Interim Chief Executive – Jonathan Gregory
IDS (Industrial Dwellings Society)* has announced a change of leadership this month as Jonathan Gregory moves into the role of interim chief executive. Jonathan is stepping up from his consultancy role within the organisation while recruitment takes place for a new chief executive.
Before entering housing, Jonathan Gregory’s background was in social care, managing residential care, remand units and family assessment centres. He was formerly chair of his local fostering and adoption panel and was one of the first Conduct Committee chairs of the General Social Care Council, the social work regulator.
Jonathan has managed housing, neighbourhoods and estates for various housing associations, ALMOs and local authorities, and developed a strong track record of delivering dramatic change quickly. He is also a member of the Housing Committee for the Church of England Pensions Board.
Jonathan is of Jewish/Trinidadian mixed parentage. He grew up in the care system and became part of a diverse foster family from many backgrounds. He feels his lived experience enables him to bring strength, empathy, and valuable learned insights to his new role in social housing.
Director of Finance
Omar is a qualified accountant with extensive knowledge of housing association finance. He has 25 years of experience and 19 years at Senior Level. He was previously Chief Executive of Spitalfields Housing Association and is a former IDS Board member.
Simon joined us in March 2019. He is an experienced housing professional whose career includes senior roles at B3Living and Gateway Housing Association and is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Institute of Directors.