Victor da Cunha, Chief Executive of Curo
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Victor da Cunha - Chief Executive
Vic joined the business in 2011, initially focusing on integrating three housing associations into one, bringing together our culture, governance and strategy. From these foundations, Curo was formed in 2013 as a re-energised commercially savvy business with a strong social purpose.
Today Curo has more than doubled its turnover and has a pipeline of over 2,000 new homes in development. It has established itself as an ambitious business with a regional and national reputation for innovation.
Under Vic’s leadership, Curo has become an Investors In People ‘Gold' employer, has been ranked 44th best company to work for in the UK by the Sunday Times and has won many awards for our services and our new homes and regeneration activities.
Vic is Chair of Homes for the South West - a collaboration between housing associations working together to increase affordable housing supply in our region. Together these organisations can deliver 16,000 new homes between 2019 and 2024.
Vic is also a Governor of Bath College, one of our local partners, and is active on the Bath Chamber of Commerce where he sits on the economic development sub-committee.
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
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.
Our Service Directors
Tom Battersby - Director of ICT
Get in touch with Tom about any technology-related queries.
Harriet Bosnell - Director of Health, Care and Support
Contact Harriet if you wish to build a strategic partnership with us in relation to independent living, older people, homelessness, employability or health, or if you'd like to be part of our customer group and are living in supported or sheltered housing.
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.
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.
Julie Evans - Director of Property & Places
Get in touch with Julie with any enquiries or questions about our plans to achieve great properties and places, including our planned maintenance programmes and how we keep our properties safe for our customers to live in.
Katy Gullon - Director of Governance
Get in touch with Katy about anything governance-related – including Curo's Board and its committees, risk and business assurance, fraud and other reportable events, whistleblowing and data protection.
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.
Lisa Howells - Sales Director (Curo Enterprise)
Get in touch with Lisa for sales and marketing enquiries about all home and asset sales.
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.
Sarah Maylor - Deputy Managing Director of Curo’s house-building business
Get in touch with Sarah about our commercial development schemes and affordable housing programme, including land-buying, planning, design and Section 106 opportunities.
Ian McLeod - Director of Treasury & Capital Planning
Get in touch with Ian about treasury, financial planning, insurance and development finance.
Sarah Seeger - Director of Tenancy Services
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.