Our Executive Team

/Our Executive Team
Our Executive Team 2017-07-28T11:24:28+00:00

Troy Henshall, CEO

Troy Henshall is the Chief Executive of The Barnet Group, which incorporates both Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet. Troy joined Barnet Homes in 2011 and has worked in the Housing Sector for over twelve years having previously worked in Insurance, Outsourcing and Consultancy.

Derek Rust, Deputy CEO

Derek has been with Barnet Homes since it transferred from the Council in 2004 and oversaw the transfer of the Council’s Homelessness service in 2012 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in December 2015.  Derek is directly responsible for development of new homes and asset management, overseeing wider service delivery in Barnet Homes via the Director of Operations.

Mike Gerrard, Director of Finance

Mike joined the Group on the 15 September 2016 as Interim Group Finance Director. Mike began his career as an Auditor for Arthur Andersen and then worked for AstraZeneca as a Management Accountant and PwC Consulting as a Consultant. Mike worked for The Riverside Group as a Project Director, Willow Park Housing Trust as Director of Resources, and most recently The Co-operative Academies Trust as Finance Director.

Trudi Kleanthous, Director of Corporate Services

Trudi joined the Barnet Group as Interim Corporate Services Director in December 2015, with responsibility for HR, PR &Communications, Business Support, Policy and Strategy, New Business and Community Engagement.  Trudi has worked in the social housing sector for over 35 years.  She was most recently the Corporate Business Director at Network Housing Group.

Julie Riley, Director of Care & Support

Julie joined the Group in early 2014 and has responsibility for all of the Your Choice services and Sheltered Housing, Floating Support and Assist within Barnet Homes.

Elliott Sweetman, Director of Operations

Elliott has been with Barnet Homes since 2006 and is directly responsibility for Customer Access, Tenancy & Estate Management, Leaseholder Services, Repairs & Maintenance, Income Collection, Financial Inclusion and Homelessness & Housing Options. Elliott has a strong track record of creating, inspiring, and leading ambitious and high-performing teams to deliver great quality services to customers, whilst achieving significant cost efficiencies.