The Evolving Role of a Housing Leader


Sheron Carter​

Chief Executive, Hexagon Housing Association

Sheron is an experienced executive with a strong track record spanning 38 years in social housing and the charity sector. Sheron is the CEO of Hexagon Housing Association. She has previously led three housing associations as a Chief Executive and a charity as its Managing Director. From business/service start-ups, to successfully driving growth/new business programmes and turning organisations around following regulatory intervention, Sheron brings experience of the full gamut of social housing challenges and opportunities.

Bill Flood

Chief Executive, Mount Green Housing Association 

Bill is currently the Chief Executive of Mount Green Housing Association. He was previously Managing Director of Wokingham Borough Council’s local housing companies, which included Loddon Homes, a For-Profit Registered Provider (FPRP). Prior to this, Bill headed up Grainger plc’s FPRP, where he led Grainger’s first moves into affordable housing. His career has included senior roles in both housing associations and councils, as well as working for the Audit Commission’s Housing Inspectorate. Working for the Audit Commission shaped much of his thinking and belief about how social housing should operate. When combined with having started in housing as a Homelessness Officer back in 1991, these two periods of time in his career drive much of his approach to leading Mount Green and ensuring it provides the best homes and services possible for residents.

Adrian Lock

Founding Director, Deeper Leaders

Adrian set up the Deeper Leaders Collective ( out of a passion to help leaders explore deep questions about their organisations, their leadership and their lives – to encourage the kind of leadership needed for a ‘kinder, fairer, more sustainable world’. Whether working at individual, top team or organisational level, he loves to ask the questions leaders frequently neglect when caught up in the ‘tyranny of the urgent’ – questions that, when explored, unlock secrets to sustainable success.

Over the past 30 years, he has coached hundreds of senior leaders and worked with over 30 top teams to develop their effectiveness, focus their strategies and build resilience.

After a background in central and local government management, Adrian joined the Roffey Park Management Institute in 2004. He worked there for 15 years, where he became Programme Director for Strategic Leadership, designing and delivering leadership programmes for clients across the globe and across the sectors. These included: Lloyds of London, United Overseas Bank (Singapore), Ministry of Health (Singapore), Home Office, MoD, Hyde Housing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Macmillan Cancer Support, Christian Aid and Islamic Relief Worldwide. He was also the first Programme Director for the award-winning Leadership 2025 programme, a positive action programme aiming to develop a more diverse leadership in the affordable housing sector. Stirred to action by the death of George Floyd, Adrian set up the White Allies Network ( for people who aspired to be true allies with people of colour against racism. With his wife, Laura, he also co-director of a not-for-profit ( that supports and develops church leaders in their important community leadership roles.

Dean Cordingley

Director, Social Housing Practice, New Street Consulting Group

Dean is a director within the social housing practice at NSCG specialising in connecting clients with top talent during times of change/transformation, turnaround, and to ensure essential operational delivery. He has been consulting and recruiting for the not-for-profit and public sector for over 19 years and is passionate about helping organisations tackle challenges whilst balancing customer needs and maintaining commercial viability. 

Date: 10th November 2022

Time: 13:30 – 14:45

Venue: Central London

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