Executive Management Team

We currently have four members of the Executive Management Team and these are:

Jitinder Takhar, Chief Executive

Jitinder joined Local Space in March 2016. Previously she has worked at a regional housing association as group director of business development with responsibility for social, market and student development. Jitinder has also held numerous non-executive positions with housing associations, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the National Housing Federation. She is currently a board member of HACT (Housing Associations' Charitable Trust).

Iain Bacon, Finance and Resources Director

 

Iain is a chartered accountant, who joined us following his role as Finance Director at Viridian Housing, where he provided strategic financial leadership. Iain led the transformation of financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, which delivered significant growth in the net surplus. Iain also led the completion of due diligence on Viridian’s merger partner, AmicusHorizon, and developed the treasury strategy which delivered 100% increase in development capacity for the new organisation, Optivo. Iain also has considerable experience from both public and commercial sectors, having worked previously for a range of organisations including Capita PLC and public sector agencies. Iain is also a Board member at Bracknell Forest Homes and has recently been appointed as Chair of their Audit & Risk Committee.  

Stephen Kirrage, Development Director

Stephen joined Local Space September 2016 and is responsible for the delivery of the organisations new build and property acquisition programmes. Stephen has worked in public sector housing for more than 30 years, during this time he has worked for Local Authorities and Housing Associations, and covered a range of responsibilities within housing and property services.

Caroline Wagstaff, Operations Director

Caroline has worked in social housing for 32 years with local authorities and registered social landlords. Much of her work experience has been in challenging inner London Boroughs. Caroline has specialised in housing management and leasehold, but has significant experience in repairs and maintenance, asset management and running regeneration schemes. She is particularly interested in finding new ways for residents to influence services and ensure continuous improvement.