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Get to know who's who across Curo's senior leadership team... from this page you can connect with our directors on LinkedIn and Twitter and read their blogs.

Our Executive

Victor da Cunha - Chief Executive

Victor joined Curo in 2011, having been operations director at a London-based housing association for a number of years. Since then he has overseen the creation of Curo, transforming and streamlining the group structure and its business services.

Today, Curo has become an established and well regarded South-West regional player and, through its housebuilding business, continues to deliver much needed affordable rented homes as well as homes for sale right across the region. Curo also has a growing private rental sector portfolio and is leading one of the largest regeneration projects in the region, at Mulberry Park in Bath.

Victor currently serves on a number of partner organisations' boards and committees, including Bath Tourism Plus and the Public Services Board. He is also active in the Chamber of Commerce, where he sits on their executive committee, and on the National Housing Federation's South West Regional Committee.

Read Victor's blog


Shaun Carr - Executive Director of Property Services

Shaun Carr joined Curo in 2017 from Hanover Housing where he was their Programme Director. Prior to this he held a number of roles at Sanctuary Group including as Director of Assets with responsibility for around 100,000 properties across England and Scotland.

Before working in housing, Shaun worked as a business consultant at Accenture and Capgemini in various strategy and delivery roles. He has led engagements at a diverse range of clients including Revenue & Customs, Department for Education, Big Lottery Fund and the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.

He has also worked as a self-employed consultant for a number of years, with extensive experience of working at executive and board level both in the public and private sector.

Shaun holds Prince2 and MSP qualifications, and has an MBA from Henley Business School.


Simon Gibbs - Executive Director of Finance & Strategy

Simon brings a wealth of commercial experience to Curo. He began his career as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, before joining Rothschild where he spent five years in the UK and in Singapore. He went on to become Chief Executive of Gieves Group plc where he led the demerger and flotation of the media group, Chivers Communications plc, followed by the sale of the company to BBC Worldwide.

He was commissioned to create a new digital video business for the BBC and became Managing Director of BBC Motion Gallery before joining T3 Media Inc in the USA to create an online international video licensing operation.

Simon joined Curo in November 2013 and has since led Curo’s fund-raising activities and business transformation programme resulting in substantial improvements in performance. He has also been heavily involved in establishing Curo’s commercial house-builder business.


Paul Harris - Executive Director of Customer Experience

Paul joined Curo in 2017 from Acorn Group, an African property management company where he was VP Corporate Affairs.  Prior to that he spent five years as Group Director Customer Experience at Unite Students Group where he implemented a highly successful customer digital programme.  This was preceded by roles at the South West Regional Development Agency, Laing O’Rourke Group and Royal Mail.


Gerraint Oakley - Managing Director of Curo Enterprise

Gerraint joined Curo in January 2014. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in property, estate and asset management, development and urban regeneration. Previously he was the Director of Development for Coastal Housing Group and Managing Director of Pennant Homes.

Gerraint joined Coastal after spending the previous four years with Barratt Developments Plc where he worked throughout the UK in the Barratt and David Wilson Homes divisions. Prior to joining Barratt Developments, Gerraint worked for Vodafone for 10 years where he was a Global Property Strategy Manager.

Gerraint leads the commercial house-building division at Curo who build homes for sale and rent in the South West. Curo is currently building Mulberry Park, a prestigious development of 700 new homes, a school and community centre near Combe Down in Bath.

Gerraint is a committee member of Construction Excellence South West and a leadership fellow of St George’s House.

Read Gerraint's blog


Our Service Directors

Philippa Armstrong - Director of Governance & Group Company Secretary

Get in touch with Philippa about corporate governance and business assurance including the areas of governance, company secretariat, risk, internal audit, internal control and senior management support.

Email Philippa


Tom Battersby - Director of ICT

Get in touch with Tom about any technology-related queries.

Email Tom


Harriet Bosnell - Director of Health & Independence

Email Harriet  |  Read Harriet's blog


Rebecca Chapman - Director of Communications

Get in touch with Rebecca with any media enquiries or questions about our website, social media, planning consultations, or any other communications matters.

Email Rebecca


Ian Couzens - Commercial Director (Curo Enterprise)

Get in touch with Ian with any questions or queries about Curo Enterprise procurement, financial management and site appraisals.

Email Ian


Julie Evans - Director of Tenancy Services

Email Julie  |  Read Julie's blog


Mike Grist - Director of Regeneration

Get in touch with Mike if you want to talk about Curo's approach to physical, social and economic regeneration including Foxhill in Bath.

Email Mike


Lisa Howells - Sales Director (Curo Enterprise)

Email Lisa


Jane Jones - Director of People

Get in touch with Jane with any colleague enquiries or questions about our recruitment, fantastic benefits, being a great place to work, colleague health and safety, or any other people matters.

Email Jane


Sarah Maylor - Director of Preconstruction & Planning (Curo Enterprise)

Email Sarah


Ian McLeod - Director of Treasury & Capital Planning

Get in touch with Ian about treasury, financial planning, insurance and development finance.

Email Ian


Jonathan Poole - Construction Operations Director (Curo Enterprise)

Get in touch with Jonathan about building our new homes.

Email Jonathan


Ian Sheppard - Director of Financial Services

Responsible for financial reporting & analysis, performance management, rent and service charge setting, and co-ordinating payments to colleagues and suppliers.

Email Ian


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