Delivering effective services, enterprising solutions and exemplary homes and communities.


Key People

John D Synnuck - Chief Executive

John has considerable skills and experience in managing a social landlord's business, having worked in the public and housing association sectors for 40 years. He is a former Director of Housing for the London Borough of Southwark and Housing Services Director for West Kent Housing Association, the country's second ever large scale voluntary transfer.  John is responsible for and oversees the strategic direction of the business.

Jamie A Smith - Deputy Chief Executive

Jamie joined Swan in 2009 after having held a number of Finance Director positions and other senior commercial and finance roles.  He has extensive experience of construction as both a main contractor and subcontractor, including bidding for and operating a range of contracts.  Jamie has overall responsibility for finance in Swan and the subsidiary companies.

Sandra Fawcett - Executive Director - Operations

Sandra joined Swan as a Director in 2007. She has worked in the sector for over 20 years and was previously Housing Services Director at Mosaic Homes. Sandra has considerable experience of improving customer facing services and managing change and has overall responsibility for the delivery of housing and support services.

Geoff Pearce - Executive Director of Regeneration and Development

Geoff Pearce is the Executive Director of Regeneration & Development for Swan Housing Association. Since joining Swan at the beginning of 2014 Geoff has overseen the rebranding of Swan's development subsidiary; NU living, the growth of NU living's construction team which will build around 700 new homes every year and has delivered some 1,200 housing starts with a further 2,600 plots in Swan's secured pipeline. Geoff is passionate about innovation and is currently focusing on the launch of a new modular housing factory which has recently opened in Basildon, Essex. Geoff previously worked at East Thames Group as the Group Director of Development & Asset Management having started his career as a Building Surveyor. He currently also serves on the Board of Brent Housing Partnership, an ALMO.


Malcolm O'Brien - Executive Director of People and Communications

Malcolm joined Swan as Head of Human Resources (HR) in September 2011. He has worked in the sector for over 10 years and HR for over 20 years. Malcolm previously worked as a Corporate Services Director and HR consultant in the housing sector. He has considerable experience in leading organisational development and employee engagement and has overall responsibility for the delivery of HR and Communications services across Swan.


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