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Meet the team

Ray Jones

Group Managing Director

Ray is a customer focused and operationally driven business leader with a wealth of experience in the outsourcing market. He has a track record of delivering business strategies that improve safety, service, profitability and employee and stakeholder satisfaction. He believes that striving for excellence will ensure we delight existing and attract new clients.

Ray has enjoyed a varied career across transport, utilities, health, property and engineering sectors for over 15 years. He is confident that the pace of change and volatility in the contracting and construction market is set to continue. Ray is excited by the opportunity to shape new services and support clients in current and emerging markets, enhancing both top and bottom line performance to further support investment in ForViva projects and schemes that make a real difference to communities.

He is passionate about developing Liberty’s people. Ray’s ambition for Liberty is routed in success for all enabling everyone at all levels to deliver the group’s commitment to the highest levels of quality and customer service.

Simon Hindley

Group Finance Director

Simon is an experienced Finance Director and board member with more than 27 years of expertise in his field across sectors ranging from manufacturing and utilities to telecoms and renewable energy.

Recent achievements include supporting the development and growth of a property service business to deliver service and maintenance work to 300,000 tenants.

Simon’s wide-ranging experience of working with companies of all sizes to manage rapid growth and new ventures means he is perfectly placed to ensure the sound financial management of Liberty to support our ambitions to deliver excellence in efficiency, safety and service

Karen Sloan

Managing Director - Gas Maintenance

Karen’s strength is delivering compliance and customer satisfaction. She is a role model for women working in the property services industry.

In 2007, she became the first Gas Contracts Manager for PH Jones, and went on to gain a wealth of experience across the full range of property services including operations, repairs and maintenance and gas across the domestic, industrial and commercial sectors.

Karen oversees all our gas services day-to-day external and internal operations. She is passionate about delivering exceptional services to clients and their customers, and empowering staff to deliver the highest levels of service, safety and efficiency.

She is committed to using technology and innovation to continuously improve customer service and experience.

Ian Elsey

Operations Director

Ian has worked in the building industry since he was 15 years old and has worked in operations management since 2006.

As Operations Director, Ian ensures Liberty delivers an efficient, effective and value for money repairs and maintenance service, helping clients drive long term value from their assets and maintaining customers homes to a high standard.

Alan Wilson

Interim Business Development Director

Alan has a passion for innovation. He is driven by developing exciting new products and services to meet Liberty’s clients’ needs in creative new ways and deliver the best possible outcomes for their customers.

With 26 years of expertise, he has worked with a wide variety of organisations from manufacturing to health across the UK and Europe in both the public and private sectors.

His strengths lie in creating effective strategies to drive efficiency and service delivery.

Francis Eades

Commercial Director

With a wealth of knowledge gained from a career spanning multiple sectors both in the UK and internationally, Francis is responsible for leading Liberty’s commercial function, including quantity surveying, estimating and commercial & contractual governance frameworks.

He is committed to delivering excellence for clients, whilst ensuring the highest level of quality and customer service.

He has over 17 years’ experience working for large PLCs, housebuilders and developers, Chartered Quantity Surveying practices and private sector construction groups.

David Gibson

Operations Director - Liberty Projects

David leads Liberty’s Projects Team, specialising in M&E and energy, and overseeing major projects across a range of areas including new build development and refurbishment. Having started his career as a heating engineer before progressing into M&E management, David brings over 25 years of experience and expertise to this area.

He is responsible for delivering Liberty’s commitment to excellent service, quality and safety across all our construction and M&E projects and works closely with partners on all projects to deliver these commitments.

Simona Ricketts

Director of People

Simona is responsible for Liberty’s HR services across the business, including employee relations, learning and development, performance and change management and organisational development.

A qualified HR professional and coach, she has over 20 years’ experience in the housing, catering and construction sectors and a strong background in HR operations, including employee relations and employment law.

Passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion, Simona leads on these priorities across Liberty as part of the group’s commitment to providing opportunities for all.

Mark Sullivan

Group Director of ICT

With over 20 years’ experience, Mark is passionate about helping others and making a difference.

With extensive experience of managing a fast-paced changing ICT landscape, Mark has a proven ability in managing organisational change through ICT.

As Group Director of ICT at ForViva, he is responsible for managing a multi-million pound ICT budget and leading the delivery of large-scale projects including infrastructure upgrades, data centre migrations and major mobilisation projects.

Roy Butler

Strategic Lead Health and Safety

Roy is a proactive and pragmatic health and safety leader, with a career spanning over 30 years in the military and large multi-disciplined organisations in sectors including manufacturing, construction and heating solutions.

He believes the key to unlocking Liberty’s strong health and safety culture is through engaging, educating and empowering our most important assets, our people.

With a passion for sensible risk management, Roy’s collaborative approach to driving change and continuous improvement throughout his career means he has a deep insight and understanding of safety behaviours and the critical role everyone at Liberty plays in providing an altogether better working environment for all.