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.
Dave has been working in the housing sector for over 20 years. Having previously worked for a local authority in Housing and Tenant Participation for 14 years. He joined over 10 years ago as a Housing Officer and has progressed through the ranks at United Communities. He is an Advisory Board member of Babbasa, a local CIC that support young people to realise their employment or enterprise ambitions irrespective of where they live or their background.
Dave is responsible for Tenancy and Income Management, Tenancy Sustainment , Community Development and Resident Involvement as well as Property and Asset Management.
Sally GilbertDevelopment Director
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.
Sally is always interested in any good you might have about the way we could work to improve our communities or services, so get in touch!
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.
Sally MasonHR Manager
After working for many years in the customer service sector, Sally ran her own HR consultancy before joining us as HR Manager in May 2015. She has experience of working with other Housing Associations, with a particular focus on motivation and reward. Sally is passionate about engaging the talent and energies of our great team here at United Communities.
In her spare time, she has a smallholding in Somerset complete with pigs, hens and ducks.