Michelle joined Berwickshire Housing Association as their Chief Executive Officer in November 2020 with 24 years’ experience in the social housing sector working in a variety of roles. Most recently, between December 2015 and July 2020, Michelle was the Executive Director (Operations) at Gentoo Group.
Michelle is passionate about everyone having the right to a decent home and a good quality of life and believes Housing Associations have a unique opportunity and responsibility to contribute towards achieving both of these outcomes in the communities in which we serve.
Until recently Michelle chaired the Sunderland Domestic Violence Partnership and was a member of the Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership. Under her leadership Gentoo became a co-founder of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA), whose purpose is to influence the housing sector to improve their response to domestic abuse.
Michelle is a qualified coach and mentor and actively supports others in relation to this.