Lynn Bradley

Lynn worked until recently as head of housing maintenance and assets at Cambridge City Council, responsible for the repairs and maintenance of the Council’s 7,300 social housing assets and commercial and administrative portfolio.  Now, an independent housing consultant, Lynn call…

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Suzanne Hemingway

Suzanne has over 30 years’ experience of the social housing sector. She started as a volunteer in a women’s refuge, and a homelessness shelter and went on to manage a variety of services for disadvantaged groups. She has held senior roles in both…

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Wayne Hughes

HQN’s specialist in asset management, repairs and maintenance, has experience as a consultant and director of property and building services which spans two decades. As well as many years of working as a consultant in this area he also has…

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Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas’s passion for Learning and Development comes from the satisfaction of making a difference. Helping people to be at their best in work, (and life), fuels his quest to facilitate the most game-changing learning interventions possible. His career spans…

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Ann Cornelius

Ann is a senior housing professional who has operated as an Executive Director and Chief Executive in Housing Associations in England and Wales for over thirty years.  She now works as a consultant with housing organisations, supporting them with large…

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John Goodwin

John Goodwin is a housing trainer and consultant, with extensive experience in the social housing sector, particularly in complaint-handling, resident involvement and governance. John was Compliance and Systemic Lead at the Housing Ombudsman Service until 2022, responsible for addressing systemic…

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Dave Simmons

Dave Simmons currently works as a Dispute Resolution Improvement Manager for a large housing association. He is an experienced trainer in complaints handling in the housing sector covering a wide range of subject areas. He was formerly Sector Development Lead…

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Sue Beasor

Sue Beasor has worked in benefits for over 20 years. She has worked at a senior level in a number of local authorities and has spent several years working closely with social housing providers. Sue is an RIEN Associate and…

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Alistair McIntosh

Alistair McIntosh is one of the social housing sector’s most respected and best known personalities. As founder and chief executive of HQN, he is regarded as one of the foremost advisers on governance and regulation, specialising in VfM and stress…

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Lydia Dlaboha

Lydia joined HQN in 2007 and is currently the Deputy CEO. Her background is in housing management – both general needs and supported. She has worked extensively as a consultant on a wide variety of performance improvement projects. In her…

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Damian Roche

Damian’s role as a HQN Director offers support to our networks and consultancy services. He is an experienced senior leader with a proven track record of developing and delivering excellent operational and customer services, and consultancy and advisory support, within…

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Chloe Fletcher

Chloe joined HQN in January 2024 as Director, working across all areas of the business. She is a senior and well-respected leader in the social housing sector with over 25 years of experience. She previously worked for the National Federation…

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