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Our Exec Team

Meet our Executive Team. They ensure that the whole of Ongo is properly managed and well run. They report regularly to our different Boards to give assurance on our performance and compliance with regulations. 

Steve Hepworth, Chief Executive

Pete Stones, Director of Property

Erika Stoddart, Director of Communities

Ashley Harrison, Director of Resources & Commercial Services 

Ashley is our Director of Resources & Commercial Services which means he looks after the finance, procurement, IT and commercial areas of the business. He has vast experience in working in the financial sector and is a member of the Fellowship of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA).

He joined Ongo in 2015, initially joining as Head of Finance, before becoming Director of Resources and Commercial Services in 2018 after a short spell as interim Director.

A family man and part time golfer (when work and family time allows), Ashley gets a buzz from the great bunch of people he works with at Ongo.

Jo Sugden, Director of Corporate and Compliance Services

Jo became our Director of Corporate and Compliance Services in 2018 having worked for Ongo from the first day it was formed in 2007 (as North Lincolnshire Homes). In fact, Jo was part of the transfer team which led the transfer of homes from North Lincolnshire Council and established the new business.

Her career began in HR and she climbed the ranks in HR, firstly at North Lincolnshire Council and then at Ongo.

Jo is not only a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and is Level 5 qualified with the Institute of Management, she is also the vice chair of a Hull-based housing association.

When not at work, she can usually be found at the stables with her three horses, or generally enjoying the great outdoors.

I love knowing that every day I come to work, I am contributing to making a real difference to the lives of people in our communities.

Jo Sugden
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