Steve Close

Steve has over 40 years’ experience in housing, 30 of which have been as a Chief Executive and he is committed to the provision of affordable housing and support for people in need. He has a range of relevant experience of leadership, strategic planning, change management, team building, delivering results and innovation. Steve became a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Housing in 1981 and has an MBA from Leeds University Business School.

He is currently the Group Chief Executive of Together Housing Group which manages and maintains over 38,000 homes across the North of England and the Midlands. Together has a number of extra care schemes for older people and other supported schemes for people requiring different levels of care and support.

Together is a strategic partner with Homes England contracted to deliver around 1500 new homes a year.

Steve has experience of sitting on the Board of Management of organisations having been a Board member of a BME association and an appointee on a mainstream association.