Our Management Team

Philip Sullivan

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of Colchester Borough Homes, including:

  • Working with the Board as an Executive Board Member to set company strategy and policy
  • Implementing the decisions of the Board
  • Ensuring the company delivers its service performance commitments
  • Leading the company’s change management initiatives
  • Managing key external business relationships, in particular with Colchester Borough Council

Karen Loweman

Director of Operations

Karen’s key areas of responsibility are:

  • Tenancy management and support, rent income and tenancy enforcement
  • Sheltered housing and support services
  • Housing advice and homelessness
  • Strategic lead on housing management, tenant and leaseholder involvement and welfare reform
  • Delivery of repairs and maintenance service
  • Managing our in-house direct labour organisation
  • Community safety and partnerships
  • Lead director for Operations and Performance committee


Angelique Ryan

Director of Resources

Angelique’s Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Finance
  • Audit and Risk Management
  • HR, ICT, and Facilities Management
  • Lead Director for the Finance and Audit Committee 

Chris Wait

Director of Assets

The Director’s Areas of Responsibility are:

  • Asset management and major capital programmes 
  • Repairs and maintenance 
  • Building safety, health & safety and compliance 
  • New Homes
  • Risk management 
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