Our Team

John Taylor

John Taylor

Chief Operating Officer

John has been a housing professional for more than 25 years, working in senior positions for both private companies and housing associations. He has been responsible for managing mixed tenures from emergency shelter, social rent and shared ownership to market rent and residential sales.

Team Member

Jonathan Mallen-Beadle

Managing Director – Mears Living

Jon heads up our social housing division that currently manages over 6,000 homes across the country. Mears Living provides specialist temporary and emergency homes, extra care schemes, affordable and private rented properties to customers in need of housing.

Jon is responsible for Mears Living overall strategic direction, performance, growth and customer service.

Jon has a passion for social housing and has nearly 20 years’ experience working at an executive level in the social housing sector, having previously led The Gateshead Housing Company for 6 years.

Ciaran O Shea

Ciaran O'Shea

Business Development Director

Ciaran has almost 20 years’ experience delivering housing, construction and related services to the public sector. As Business Development Director, he and his team work across the UK to provide value for money by creating innovative housing solutions and services for registered providers, government and investors.

Team Member

Lucy Carmichael

Contract Delivery Director

Lucy heads up our Central Government contract to house key workers through the private rental market. She is an experienced Senior Leader who has specialised in running successful outsourced public service contracts. She has built and managed market-leading teams to deliver high quality results with a customer-centred ethos.

Amarjit Bains

Amarjit Bains

Contract Delivery Director

Amarjit has a wealth of experience in both the housing and building design services industries, delivering change management and having overall responsibility for the strategic and operational delivery of a business within a G15 organisation.

Amarjit has a proven track record for delivering contracts, growth, projects, business transformation and operational efficiencies. Her experience includes developing management models and managing businesses in both the public and private sectors.