The Management Team
Find out who the United Communities Management Team are.
Oona GoldsworthyChief Executive
Oona became United Communities first Chief Executive in April 2013 after serving as BCHF’s CEO.
A Bristolian , Oona is passionate about the City and how United Communities can do ‘More Than… ’ by building new homes and supporting residents and communities to become more resilient during these challenging times.
Oona’s career started with supporting communities to campaign for new homes in central London. This was followed by work supporting housing co-ops and developing new homes for Soho HA in central London. Moving back to Bristol , she held a variety of roles with housing associations and led major projects for Bristol City Council before joining BCHF.
Nowadays, as well as being Chief Executive , she is a Board member of Bristol Community Land Trust and Bristol Hospitality Network for Refugees and was recently elected to the Placeshapers Board.
Head of Property Services
Rod started working for BCHF in 2007. He manages the repairs team, who deal with responsive and planned repairs, health and safety inspections for gas, asbestos, electrical and fire safety. They also help tenants with practical points in their new home.
Rod has a long-standing interest in green issues which started in the 60s when he organised recycling collections at school. After raising 6 children who are now grown up, he can finally enjoy some peace and quiet at home!
Contact Rod BrownEmail: email@example.com
Head of Housing
David started working for BCHF in 2007 and has been in the housing sector for over 20 years.
He is responsible for the Housing, Sustainment and Community Teams.
Contact David BullEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally GilbertHead of Development
Sarah and Sally job share the Head of Development role.
Sally is a Building Surveyor by profession but has spent most of her working life in construction project management first in the private sector in London and for the last nearly 20 years in the public sector here in Bristol.
Sally has a passion about buildings and design and is driven by a desire to make a difference in affordable housing with a particular focus on sustainable housing – homes that are designed to reduce the overall environmental impact during and after construction in such a way that we can meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations.
Sally also has a particular interest in construction innovation and building homes that have a positive impact on the health, wealth and wellbeing of its occupants. The physical building itself, influences almost every aspect of our lives. If we want to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, there can hardly be a more important place to start than the home, it is where most people spend most of their life.
Sarah and Sally are always interested in good ideas you might have about the way we could work to improve our communities or services, so get in touch!
Sarah McQuattMRTPI MRICS
Head of Development
Sarah has been a member of the team since October 2012.
She keeps busy by running our development programme that builds our new homes, managing our community investment projects that help neighbourhoods improve the ares where they live, and overseeing the ways our customers influence our services through our resident involvement opportunities.
With a background in planning and surveying, Sarah has worked in public, private and voluntary sectors as a Regeneration Practioner. Sarah is always interested in good ideas you might have about the way we could work to improve our communities or services, so get in touch!
Contact Sarah McQuattEmail: email@example.com
Anna KlimczakBA ACA Qualified
Anna graduated from Birmingham University with a BA in History before becoming ACA qualified. She worked at Deloitte for 4 years before leaving them in 2010 as their assistant audit manager.
She then spent five years at the Cabot Learning Federation, a multi academy trust in Bristol, where she progressed through the ranks before becoming Finance Director.
Anna became United Communities Finance Director in July 2015.