Our team

Executive Directors

Léann Hearne

Group Chief Executive


Howard Roberts

Executive Director of Finance and Performance

Howard was appointed as Executive Director of Finance & Performance in January 2019. During his early career he specialised in the delivery of corporate finance, and audit and advisory services for a wide range of organisations across the UK – from listed businesses through to OMB’s and charities. More recently he has held a number of executive and non-executive roles within the social housing sector and related fields – in the North West – gaining considerable expertise in the formulation and delivery of financial and commercial strategy, resolution of M&A’s and corporate restructures, business development, and business assurance.

Sharon Marsh

Executive Director of Customer Insight

Sharon joined Livv Housing Group in 2012 and has over 20 years’ experience in leadership and HR roles across the public and private sectors. Over the past seven years, she has developed a robust ‘People Framework’ that supports our employees across the Group to develop, deliver and fulfil their potential.

With a passion for people, her role plays a vital part in our Executive Director Team and is key in helping the Group fulfil its strategic ambitions.

Tony Cahill

Executive Director of Property

Tony is a dynamic leader with extensive experience in the commercial sector, delivering successful products and services contracts to a variety of public and private organisations.

Tony believes in keeping his thinking innovative and is committed to formulating new ways for Livv to approach the opportunities and challenges which people and communities are facing now and in the long term.

He empowers teams to transform their fantastic ideas into reality and is a huge advocate of the power of partnerships in generating opportunities for creating success.

Group Board

Philip Raw (FRICS, FBEng)

Group Board Chair

Steve Agger

Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of Customer Services Committee

Anthony Deakin

Board Member and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee

Phil Pemberton

Board Member

Ann Gibbons

Board member

Caris Henry

Board member

John Ray

Board Member and Chair of the Business Development, Growth and Investment Committee

Nicola Waterworth

Board Member and Chair of First Ark Social Investment (Operating as Livv Investment)

Eleanor Bowden

Board Member and Chair of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee

Vinod Pachu

Board member

Léann Hearne

Group Chief Executive and Board Member

Howard Roberts

Executive Director and Board Member

Organisational structure

As a community-based social business that plays an active part in the alliance of housing associations working in the Liverpool City Region, we’re about much more than building and managing homes.