Julia Ashley - Our team

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Julia Ashley

Chief Executive

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 I keep fit and enjoy the privilege of travelling whenever I can 


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Jo Teare


Jo Teare

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.

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Deb Thomas - Our team

  Deb Thomas

Deb Thomas

Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management 

Deb was delighted to be appointed as Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management in July 2019.

She has worked with C&C since 2013 when she started work on the Dora House project while at Arup, where she was previously a Director. She started work as a consultant at C&C in December 2016 and subsequently took a permanent role as Head of Development in February 2018. Deb is a chartered civil engineer by profession and brings a wealth of experience of the construction sector to the role. She has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Dora House Redevelopment project and is committed to seeing it through its delivery stages. She is looking forward to guiding the future of C&Cs Homes for Happiness strand of the Fit Future Strategy.

Outside of work, Deb is also a school governor at UCL Academy and a trustee of CTU Collective a charity which provides work space for startup businesses in Camden.

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Yvonne Atkinson -- Our team

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Yvonne Atkinson

Director of Services

Originally a General Nurse at Kings College Hospital before moving on to become a psychiatric nurse working in Epson and Hackney. Yvonne moved to Housing with the Care in the Community initiative. She worked in a Night shelter in Hammersmith before moving to Camden Council where she managed their Special Needs Housing.

For the past 15 years, she has worked as the Director of Operations managing Housing and Care Services for a variety of organisations including Octavia Housing. Yvonne is happy to bring her skills and experience to the C&C team and looks forward to delivering our new and ambitious strategy and improving services.

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Steve Tree - Our team

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Steve Tree

Director of People

Qualified in HR, marketing and teaching – with an MBA from Warwick – Steve brings 12 years of international management consulting and 17 years of line HR management experience.

Steve’s previous roles include relevant work with hospitals, care homes and real estate asset managers where his approach has been to implement constant improvement in practical, consistent and caring ways. He has been very lucky to work in all corners of the world and particularly enjoys the diversity of opinions and backgrounds to be found in C&C. His greatest passion is to help people make the most of their skills and capabilities by continuous personal growth.


Proud of his South London heritage, Steve is a keen Crystal Palace supporter, motorcyclist and hill walker.


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