Chris Spencer MA, C.Eng, MICE, MBA
Chair of Gilbert & Goode (G&G).
Chris is semi-retired, and runs his own consultancy business specialising in major capital and asset management projects. Has experience of Public Private Partnerships and the Private Finance Initiative, and has held Managing Director roles with Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd and Balfour Beatty Capital Ltd.
Managing Director of Gilbert & Goode Ltd
Gilbert & Goode Board Member
John currently runs his own consultancy business, specialising in Property, Development and Construction.
He has over 35 years’ experience in these markets and has been involved in some of the most prestigious projects in Cornwall, such as the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth together with numerous housing developments in the county for both housing providers and outright sale.
Before setting up his own business, John held Director roles at Morgan Sindall, Kier and ROK and for a period of time ran the Interserve business in the South West.
Mark Gardner MA, FCIH
Group Chief Executive
Mark began his housing career in 1983 as a Trainee Housing Manager in local local government.
In 1993 he was appointed the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Director in Wales and the South West of England.
He was appointed Chief Executive of Eastern Valley Housing Association in 1995 and led a merger to create Melin Homes, becoming its first Chief Executive in 2007.
Mark joined Ocean Housing as its Group Chief Executive on 1 November 2016.
“Ocean exists for a social purpose to provide homes for people that need them…”
Deputy Group Chief Executive
Bernard worked for Barratt Developments for 41 years, joining in 1981. He held a number of positions in Manchester and Newcastle prior to assuming the role of Regional Managing Director Central Region in 2010. A board member of BDW Trading Ltd the principle operating company of the Barratt Group Bernard was responsible for the operations in North West, West Midlands and Wales delivering circa 3200 homes.
In April 2021 Bernard took the role of Regional Managing Director of Barratt’s West Region. He was responsible for the operations in the South West, this role was in effect always temporary as one of his objectives was to develop a successor ahead of his retirement in June 2022.
During his Regional Managing Director roles Bernard also headed up Barratt Partnerships arm and line managed the Groups Land Director.
Prior to Barratt Bernard worked for the TI Group who at the time were an international engineering organisation .
Claire has 30 year's experience in the social and affordable housing sector gained in both the UK and Australia.
A Chartered Accountant, Claire's senior management roles included Finance Director and Director of Corporate Services delivering a range of services including: Finance, HR, IT and Risk Management.
Claire now combines her work as an Executive Coach with her non-executive director roles.