Our leadership team

Our Executive Management Team is dedicated to delivering C&C’s key aims and providing inspirational leadership across the organisation.


Julia Ashley

Julia Ashley joined C&C in July 2008 and has an MBA from the Open University.  On 1st April 2016 Julia became Chief Executive for C&C.

"I believe passionately that people aged over 55 deserve to live in elegant homes and vibrant communities and I very much value and enjoy the talent of our fantastic C&C staff, residents and professionals who work together to co-produce innovative new homes that that are adaptable for future needs.

"I had an early background in emergency and community care and housing and spent a period of my time delivering specialist services for people with dementia which I found incredibly rewarding. I have enjoyed challenging my own and others thinking about the perception of older age, developing in myself and others a new vision of age as a time of opportunity and achievement.

"At home, I love to cycle and keep fit and enjoy the privilege of travelling whenever I can."

1. Julia Ashley

Jo Teare

Group Chief Financial Officer

Jo joined C&C as Group Chief Financial Officer in January 2018.

Jo is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience in senior positions in construction and development and has worked for a number of recognised house builders including Fairview, Bovis and Barratt.

Jo is pleased to join C&C and to be involved in delivering its exciting strategy.

In his spare time, Jo devotes himself to his family and three children and participates in various sporting activities.

2. Jo Teare

Deb Thomas

Director of Property and Development

Deb is the Executive Director responsible for all property-related services. She is responsible for development and asset management, a role which includes property compliance and building safety. She is also responsible for C&C Direct, our in-house repairs service.

Deb has worked with C&C since 2013, initially through the Dora House project, for which she was lead consultant while at Arup. She joined C&C as a consultant to the Development team in December 2016, becoming Head of Development in February 2018. Deb is a chartered civil engineer by profession and brings a wealth of experience in the construction industry to the role. She has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Dora House Redevelopment project and is excited at that prospect of seeing it through its delivery stages.

She is passionate about guiding the future of C&C’s Homes for Happiness strand of the Fit Future Strategy, ensuring that our buildings are safe for our residents and that we provide a fantastic repairs service.  Sustainable design was a key focus while Deb was at Arup, and she is looking forward to helping shape C&C’s response to the decarbonisation agenda.

Outside of work, Deb is also a school governor at UCL Academy, a trustee of CTU Collective (a charity which provides workspace for startup businesses in Camden), and a trustee of Camden Highline (a project to provide a new public linear park on a disused section of railway track).

3. Deb Thomas

Tim Michaelsen

Director of People and Organisational Effectiveness

Qualified in People Management, Information Technology, a Chartered Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD), studied Strategic Management at the University of Cambridges’ Judge Business School, Tim brings over 12 years of line HR Management experience. He is strategic and values-driven, able to see the big and small picture.

Tim joined the C&C in 2019, initially as Head of People, focusing on driving a high performance culture across C&C. He identified the need to quickly develop our People technology which expanded his role as Head of People & HR Technology Systems. His passion for developing the organisation and investing in inspirational people is infectious. He has had great success in improving colleague retention, colleague experience, developing our People technology as well as facilitating a high-performing culture.

Most of the professional experience he’s garnered are from the Hospitality sector, an American Fast Food giant, the Health & Social Care sector and a British Retail giant. Tim enjoys developing teams, creating organisational environments and work systems where diverse teams love what they do and are delivering superior performance.

His approach has been to implement constant improvement in a calm, controlled, creative and caring way. He loves the diversity of thought and backgrounds to be found in C&C and he sees one of his passions as helping colleagues to outperform their potential – becoming the very best they can be – and empowered to deliver customer-centric services to our residents.

Tim is a fitness enthusiast, but a rubbish cook, an avid reader, but a couch potato when around his family. Tim loves time with his family.

Tim Michaelsen Colour (Crop)
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