Executive Leadership Team

We have an Executive Management Board of four led by our Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Harris. They are responsible for running the business and ensuring that it delivers good financial and operational performance to meet the needs of customers, regulators, commissioners and other stakeholders.

Glenn Harris MBE - Chief Executive

Glenn has been Chief Executive of Midland Heart since March 2018 and was previously Finance Director.

Glenn joined Midland Heart following a career spanning seven years at East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA), where he spent five years as Executive Director of Corporate Services, followed by two years as Deputy Chief Executive. Prior to that, he was Deputy Chief Executive at NHS Logistics, supplying over £1bn of consumable goods to all NHS Trusts across England

Glenn received an MBE for services to business in 2012.

Anna Simpson – Executive Director of Finance and Resources

Anna joined us in 2018 and leads our Finance, Technology, Transformation and Governance teams.

After graduating in Engineering and Management Studies from Cambridge University, she began her career with PwC in London where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She went on to work for them in Amsterdam and subsequently qualified as a Corporate Treasurer.

Prior to joining the housing sector, Anna worked in the private sector, mainly for FTSE 100 plc’s, including Aviva, Whitbread and Cadbury Schweppes, in business facing finance roles.

In 2005, she joined Broadland Housing Association in Norfolk as Group Director of Finance, where she was promoted to Deputy Group Chief Executive after three years, more recently she worked for Grand Union Housing Group as Group Director of Finance & Company Secretary.

David Taylor - Executive Director of Operations

David joined us in 2009 as Head of Housing and became a member of the Executive Team in 2015.  He has strategic responsibility for all of  our front line services. This includes repairs, property investment, customer services and housing management.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has over 20 years of experience working in the sector.

His career started in housing management at Leicester City Council but his experience now spans most areas of the housing sector including resident and community engagement, homelessness, supporting people commissioning and asset management.

Baljinder Kang – Executive Director of Human Resources

Bal, who joined us in 2014, has nearly 25 years of generalist people management experience gained across the private, NHS, charitable and not for profit sectors. Since 2014 she  has transformed our HR function and gained responsibility for the full breadth of the people agenda including, health & safety and facilities management. 

A Fellow of the CIPD and named as one of HR Magazine’s most influential HR practitioners in the not for profit sector for the past three consecutive years, Bal led the team to winning the 2017 CIPD award for best reward initiative.  Bal was promoted to the Executive Board of Midland Heart in May 2018.

Joe Reeves - Executive Director of Strategy & Growth

Joe joined us in July 2013 following 15 years at PwC in public sector audit and advisory and the Corporate Finance Infrastructure and Government teams.  As our Director of Strategy and Growth Joe is responsible for our housing development strategy, commercial projects, strategic planning, corporate communications, marketing and external affairs.

As a Director at PwC, he acted as lead commercial advisor on major economic and social infrastructure public private partnership projects for Government across the UK with a combined value of £1.5bn.

Joe is acknowledged for his work on housing PPP and Housing Revenue Account reform, having co-authored a number of thought leadership publications.



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