Our staff and associates are experts in social housing and/or business intelligence. Many have held senior positions in the social housing sector or commercial sector, and all are passionate about supporting our members to achieve excellence.

Laurice Ponting, Chief Executive  

Laurice joined as our new Chief Executive in October 2016. She has held previous posts of CEO and Executive Director and has substantive career experience of corporate and strategic leadership, property development, regeneration, property maintenance and customer focused service delivery in organisations in the local authority and housing association sectors.

Ian Wright, Assistant Chief Executive  

Ian leads on business development, stakeholder engagement and innovation. He works extensively with sectors in and outside of the housing sector and was instrumental in establishing the sectors first Innovation Lab. He previously led on HouseMark’s member relations, insight and engagement, and knowledge transfer. Prior to joining HouseMark, Ian worked as Director of Performance and Practice at the Northern Housing Consortium, and has experience in housing policy development and performance improvement, including establishing and growing housing consultancy services.

Paul Edwards, Director of Corporate Services

Paul is responsible for management of our corporate services team, as well as leading on value for money. He has previously held senior roles in the housing association and local authority sectors.

Arturo Dell, Director of Product Development

Arturo is responsible for leading on product development, innovation, Big Data and the Internet of Things. He is widely known in the UK public sector as a thought leader and practitioner on these issues. He joined HouseMark in 2015 and was previously the Head of Business Intelligence at the London Borough of Camden.

Stephen Russell, Director of Commercial Services

Stephen is responsible for developing and delivering our data and business intelligence service. He joined HouseMark in June 2017 having worked extensively within housing research, data and policy. This includes 10 years at a large housing association, working there most recently as Director of Business Insight and Communications. In this time, Stephen delivered a range of innovative research and data solutions to guide strategic decision making.



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