Meet the team

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    Derek Corbishley

    Managing Director

    I joined Liberty in March 2017 bringing with me a long career in the Social Housing industry, leading the PH Jones maintenance division delivering services to over 200,000 properties throughout the UK. More recently in my roles as Commercial Director for British Gas Social Housing I led on the bidding, IS and governance functions whilst being responsible for the commercial aspects of the ECO boiler scheme.

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    Alan Byrne

    Finance Director

    I am an experienced ACMA qualified accountant and Finance Director, and have worked at Liberty for seven years. My role focuses on managing the financial risks of the business. This includes financial planning, reporting and liaising with external stakeholders (banks, auditors and insurance companies).

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    Garry Vaughan

    Business Development Director

    I joined Liberty in July 2016 as Business Development Director. For the past 14 years I’ve been involved in the Social Housing sector working with a large number UK Landlords and National Procurement consortia. My expertise lies in managing large multi-disciplined contracts, particularly in gas servicing and maintenance. At Liberty I am responsible for business development, working with both new and existing clients to deliver excellent services in partnership.

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    Billy Jones

    Chief Operating Officer

    I am an experienced operational manager with a broad knowledge base gained in a variety of workstreams including civils, construction, Defence and Central Government.

    After 20 years working for Enterprise plc and Amey, I joined Liberty in March 2017 to help deliver the nationwide strategy for consolidation and growth, both in new and existing markets.

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    Terry Johnston

    ICT Director

    Backed by 16 years in software development, including work for clients whose customers include HSBC, Vodafone and Littlewoods, I joined Liberty five years ago. As the company’s first in-house developer, I have built up the development team to ensure we accommodate all of our clients’ ICT requirements. I also oversee Liberty’s ICT strategy.

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    James Malone

    HSQE Director

    As a HSQE professional for over 10 years, my work focuses on creating, reviewing and auditing robust Health & Safety Management systems. I have developed and maintained ISO 9000, ISO 14001, OHSAS18001 and ISO 5001, as well as CHAS standards. My role as HSQE Director involves overseeing works for almost 250,000 Domestic and Commercial client properties.

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    Chris Gilmore

    Operations Director - South West and Wales

    With over 25 years’ experience in the gas industry, both in the private and social housing sectors, and as a qualified gas engineer, I am able to offer industry advice first hand. I have worked for Liberty since September 2013, looking after contracts in Wales and the South West and have worked successfully in partnership to achieve a high standard of service for our clients.

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    Tony Moore

    Operations Director - Leeds

    With over 25 years’ experience in the social housing sector, predominately in domestic and commercial gas, I am responsible for delivering a first class service to clients, customers and employees at Liberty, ensuring 100% compliance and satisfaction in all areas of the business. Since joining Liberty over seven years ago I have developed strong working relationships with various social housing clients, enabling our business growth and developing our installation portfolio.

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    Karen Sloan

    Operations Director - North West

    I joined Liberty Group in April 2017 as Operations Director. I bring 18 years’ experience in the gas industry working within PH Jones, predominantly in the social housing Sector and, more recently, in British Gas working with business Customers in the industrial and commercial sector. My current role has responsibility for all day to day operations for 18 clients comprising of Service, Repair and Installation works. I currently manage over 60,000 properties in the North West. My areas of focus are health and safety, client relations, contract governance and compliance, financial and contract performance.

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    Jason Bartlett

    Operations Director - Havant

    I started my career in the gas Industry with British Gas in 1986 and have worked as Operations Director at Liberty for the last eight years. I have overall responsibility for 15 servicing, maintenance and installations contracts for social housing clients. This involves gas, electrical, renewable technologies and responsive repairs. I have also overseen the introduction of a number of care products for social housing.

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    Kevin Cossey

    Operations Director - Central

    I have 30 years’ experience in the gas industry and started at Liberty five years ago. With overall responsibility for the central region, where Liberty services domestic and commercial properties for ten Social Housing clients, I manage P&L, budgets, revenues, health and safety, training and technical support.

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    Dave Lear

    Operations Director - London and South East

    I’ve gained over 40 years’ experience in the gas industry, including 36 in the social housing sector. I’ve been with Liberty for six years and am responsible for the successful delivery of gas servicing, maintenance and installations works to domestic and commercial properties, on behalf of five social landlords.

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