Sarah joined Anchor as Finance Director in September 2014 and was appointed Chief Executive in 2022. She is a Chartered Management Accountant and has held a variety of senior finance roles across large corporate and private equity businesses years.
Sarah is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit & Risk for Chelmer Housing Partnership, a charitable housing association based in Essex.
Executive Director, Development
Oliver Boundy joined Anchor in 2022 and is responsible for the development and sales programme across the full range of Anchor’s housing and care services.
He spent almost six years at Southern Housing Group, where he was Executive Director Development & Growth responsible for a significant development and sales programme and strategic partnerships with Homes England and the Greater London Authority.
He began his career working on the Edmonton Green Regeneration Project before joining the Development Team at Metropolitan where he held various positions over 10 years. In 2014, Oliver became Assistant Development Director at Origin Housing where he oversaw the expansion of the company’s development programme and supported the organisation into becoming a key partner in the Heart of Harrow Housing Zone.
Executive Director, Property and Assets
John Westwood joined Anchor in June 2021 and is responsible for all property services, strategic asset management and health and safety.
John has nearly 30 years' experience in the property industry, including NHS Property Services (NHSPS), a property company owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, where he spent six years as Executive Director of Asset Management.
Prior to NHSPS, John started his career at Richard Ellis (CBRE) and PwC Consulting before moving client-side to work in a variety of senior corporate real estate roles in the UK, Europe and beyond, including Fidelity, Pfizer, Citigroup and BT.
Managing Director, Care Services
Rob Martin has been part of the senior leadership team since 2013 and is responsible for all registered care services. He is the “Nominated Individual” with the Care Quality Commission.
Rob is also a Board Member with the National Care Forum and a former Non-Executive Director for Churchlake Care LLP where he has developed his board level experience since 2018. Rob has built his experience in the social care sector since 2001, one of his first roles in social care was as a Registered Manager in the North-West of England. After leaving school, Rob served with 40 Regiment in the Royal Artillery for almost seven years, where he developed many of the skills that he continues to apply today in a high-pressure role.
Rob has also undertaken the Top Manager Programme with The King’s Fund; the programme has a 30-year history of developing senior leaders within Health and Social Care.
Executive Director, Housing Services
Suki Jandu joined Anchor in November 2021 as Executive Director, Housing Services and is responsible for rented and homeownership housing services, including extra care.
He also oversees the customer contact centre and the services provided by Anchor On Call. He has significant experience in the housing sector and was formerly Group Executive Director of Customer Experience and Assets at Futures Housing Group. He is also a Group Audit Committee Member at Riverside.
Prior to joining Futures Housing Group, he was Director of Housing Services for Clarion Housing Group’s central region, where he led teams delivering services to 23,000 mixed tenure homes, and strategic development of the region. He is also a former Board member of St Ledger Homes.
Executive Director, Business Services
Kate Smith joined Anchor in January 2019 and has responsibility for Communications and Marketing, HR, IT, Governance, Procurement and Pensions.
Kate has held senior roles in a number of housing organisations, including as Executive Director of Corporate Services at BPHA, and more recently as Group Corporate Services Director at Southern Housing Group.
Kate also sits as a Non-Executive Director on the Pension Committee for Optivo and has served on a number of other Boards.
Chief Financial Officer
Amanda Holgate joined Anchor in February 2023 and became a Board member on 23 May 2023. Amanda is accountable for ensuring that Anchor is a sustainable organisation with the financial resources needed to meet our commitments to existing customers, deliver value for money to all stakeholders, to finance the development of new services and approaches, and manage risk.
Amanda has worked in the housing sector for more than eight years, first as Deputy Finance Director at Family Mosaic and then as Director, Finance Services at Peabody.
She joined Southern Housing Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2019 and became Anchor’s CFO in February 2023. Amanda is a Board Trustee and the Chair of Audit and Risk Committee at Centrepoint, a youth homelessness charity.
Prior to entering the housing sector she gained more than 20 years’ financial and commercial experience in a range of sectors including financial services, technology and retail asset management.