Our management team
Matt Foreman (Managing Director)
Matt has joined DGHP from Your Homes Newcastle. He has 24 years experience working in housing in a number of different roles in both small and large organisations.
Matt first worked with Gateshead Council in a number of housing-related roles over a period of ten years, before moving on to work for its ALMO, the Gateshead Housing Company. He then moved to South Tyneside Council where he held several senior leadership roles, and he was involved in the setting up of its ALMO, South Tyneside Homes. He then moved on to North Tyneside Homes, North Star Housing Group, Durham Housing Group and, more recently worked as Customer Service Director with Your Homes Newcastle.
Matt has also spent some time on the Board at Derwentside Homes and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for almost 20 years.
Jayne Moore (Director of Housing Services)
Jayne has worked in housing in Dumfries and Galloway for more than 25 years, initially as an Area Housing Officer in Upper Nithsdale. She then transferred to the original task force that set up DGHP in the late 1990’s. Since then, she has carried out a number of roles within the company, including Director of Corporate Business and Risk Management (Company Secretary) before being appointed as Director of Housing Services in August 2010.
She is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Andy Ashcroft (Interim Director)
Andy Ashcroft MCIH, PG Dip Housing, has over 35 years experience working in housing and repairs. He has extensive experience of managing change, providing high quality services and delivering service improvement in top performing organisations.
Prior to taking up his Interim role with DGHP Andy held a variety of senior roles. These have included Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) where Andy as Area Director for North East Glasgow was part of a team that helped GHA win an EFQM Global Excellence service award in 2017, as Head of Property Services in Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association based in Edinburgh and also as a Customer Services Manager for West Lothian Council based in Livingston, West Lothian.
Andy describes himself as a ‘Think Yes’ leader and is passionate about delivering high quality personalised services for customers.