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Our board

Our board of management is a key component in our hive and ensures we continue to deliver a vibrant future for our neighbours across Staffordshire. From setting our strategic direction, to making sure we maximise the ways we deliver happy homes, our board are playing their part in helping the Honeycomb Group deliver results.

We're recruiting two more board members!

We're looking for someone to join our group of socially minded businesses who are ‘champions for happy homes’. As a part of our next phase of succession planning, we are aiming to recruit two new people to complement our existing high performing team. If you want to find out more, or maybe you're ready to apply, then click open the PDF below. 

Andy Spencer 3
Andy Spencer
Chair of the Board

Andy is a chartered surveyor and experienced senior executive with a background in construction and development.

Arthur Yates 7
Arthur Yates
Chair of Customer Services Committee and Trustee of Glow and Concrete

Arthur has managed a number of initiatives in North Staffordshire that have supported people who face unfair social and economic disadvantage.

Val Bourne 7
Val Bourne
Member of audit and risk, and customer service committee and Trustee of Glow and Concrete

Val has over 26 years’ experience in public sector housing at both operational and executive level.

Caris Henry
Caris Henry
Member of customer services committee

Caris is a strategy and change management professional who specialises in developing and delivering strategic projects and programmes in the private, public and third sector.

Fred Wright
Chair of Commercial Committee

Fred is Group Operations Director of the volume housebuilder and developer, HarperCrewe (Holdings) Ltd and has previously worked at C-level for a range of multinationals.

Chris Bain 4
Chris Bain
Member of customer services committee

Chris is passionate about people’s voices being heard in decision-making and has been working in health and social care for over 20 years.

Karl Dean 294X300
Karl Dean
Member of customer services committee and Trustee of Glow and Concrete

Karl has worked in the housing, care and support sector for his entire career and has held a number of senior leadership positions.

William Wright
Will Wright
Member of audit and risk committee

Will is a Chartered Accountant and the Group Financial Controller at Horizon Care and Education Group.

Rebecca Neil 3
Rebecca Neill
Chair of audit and risk committee

Rebecca is an experienced director and qualified accountant with a degree in social policy and a passion for housing.

Diane Lea 13
Diane Thompson
Group Chief Executive

Diane became Group Chief Executive of Honeycomb Group in 2005 after a career spanning over 25 years in social-minded businesses focusing on affordable housing, development, and support and wellbeing services.