Interim Management

Steve Douglas, Co Chief Executive and Sarah Palmer, Head of Recruitment and Interim Management

Altair has over 200 trusted senior executive interim managers across a wide range of disciplines in affordable housing, local government housing, regeneration and private sectors. Our interim services see us work closely with clients to meet their needs – placing experienced, high quality interim executives who add value immediately.

Altair’s interim service is focused on quality not quantity, but we have made over 50 placements in housing associations and local authorities to date. Recent interim management placements include:

  • Corporate Services – Managing Director of Homes for Haringey; Chief Executive of Maryhill HA, Chief Executive of Cottsway; Company Secretary of Peabody; Company Secretary of Homes for Haringey and Director of Assurance at Network HG.
  • Finance – Directors of Finance at the following: Scottish Borders HA, Gwalia, Christian Action HA, Women’s Pioneer Housing, Homes for Haringey; and Treasury Managers/Advisors at Hanover, Raglan HG and Swan HG.
  • Housing – Group Operations Director at Network HG; Director of Housing at Wellingborough Homes; Directors of Housing at Estuary HA and Christian Action HA; and Programme Managers at Tower Hamlets Homes and LB of Redbridge.
  • Development – Development Project Manager at Peabody; Vale of Aylesbury; LB of Ealing and LB of Greenwich; Development Team at Home Group; Head of New Build at The Barnet Group.
  • Property services – Director of Property and Development at Wellingborough Homes and Head of Maintenance at Affinity Sutton.

All of the interims we supply go through a rigorous assessment and referencing process. Equally importantly, when on placement, our interims become part of our Altair team – with regular access to our expertise, and knowledge of our wider team, bespoke tools, market intelligence and network of contacts. This means that our interims are always up to date, have a good understanding of the sector and can deploy rapid solutions to the benefit of their clients.

For a confidential discussion about your interim requirements please contact Sarah Palmer, Head of Recruitment and Interim Management on: or 07806 602933.

To register your interest in becoming an Altair Associate, please complete this form.

Permanent Recruitment

Altair provides a full range of permanent and non-executive recruitment solutions including advertising, executive search, selection, assessment and offer negotiation.

Our team, drawn from across the business, has extensive knowledge and senior networks in housing, property and regeneration and we specialise in working at the interface of the public, private and voluntary sectors. We have a strong track record of successful executive-level and Board recruitment.

Current Opportunities

In Progress

Recent Appointments

Aldwyck Housing Group

  • Head of Supported Housing

Arcadia Housing Group

  • Chair

asra Housing Group

  • Board Member
  • Executive Director of Resources
  • Director of Development and Sales


  • Head of Safety


  • Chief Executive

Black Country Housing Group

  • Chair

Castles & Coasts Housing Association

  • Board Members

Chelmer Housing Partnership

  • Board Members

Chichester Greyfriars Housing Association

  • Board Members

Christian Action Housing

  • Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • Director of Customer Services
  • Committee Co-optees

Clyde Valley Group

  • Group Chief Executive


  • Finance Director

Colne Housing Society

  • Board Member

County Durham Housing Group

  • Common Board Member (Tenant)
  • Operations Committee Member (Tenant)
  • Operations Committee Member (Independent)


  • Board Members

Eastbourne Homes Ltd

  • Managing Director

Estuary HA

  • Chair
  • Executive Director of Corporate Resources
  • Executive Director of Operations
  • Assistant Director of Housing and Communities
  • Assistant Director of Corporate Services
  • Procurement Manager
  • Director of Finance

First Wessex

  • Board Members

Gateway Housing Association

  • Chief Executive


  • Commercial Director
  • Development Director


  • Head of Area (South)

Glebe Housing Association

  • Chief Executive

The Guinness Partnership

  • Director of Governance and Legal Services

Guinness South

  • Finance Director

Havebury Housing Partnership

  • Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive

Homes for Haringey

  • Head of Business Development

Hornsey Housing Trust

  • Chief Executive


  • Business Development Director

Howard Cottage

  • Director of Operations

Hundred Houses Society

  • Executive Resources Director

Iceni Homes

  • Managing Director
  • Development Director

Impact Housing

  • Chair

Keniston Housing Association

  • Board Members

Lewisham Homes

  • Director of Housing

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership

  • Director of Resources

Local Space

  • Board Members
  • Chair

Manningham Housing Association

  • Chief Executive
  • Director of Finance and Company Secretary


  • Director of Investment


  • Head of Business Planning
  • Head of Treasury

Midland Heart

  • Head of HR

National Housing Federation

  • Board Members

Network Group

  • Commercial Director
  • Assistant Director - Sales and Marketing
  • Group Board Member (Chair of Treasury
  • Group Board Member (Chair of Audit)

Nottingham Community Housing Association

  • Chief Executive

North Devon Homes

  • Board Members

North Hertfordshire Homes

  • Board Member


  • Board Member
  • Chief Executive

PA Housing

  • Chair


  • Group Chief Executive

Paradigm Housing Group

  • Chief Executive


  • Finance and Investment Manager / Depute Director


  • Development Director New Business
  • Head of Regeneration - Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead
  • Director of Property
  • Director of Strategy and Communications
  • Director of Business Excellence
  • Director of Procurement
  • Director of Governance and Compliance
  • Head of Strategy and Planning
  • Director of Strategic Projects
  • Head of Communications and External Affairs
  • Director of Finance (Development and Sales)
  • Director of Finance (Housing and Community Investment)
  • Director of Thamesmead Operations

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust

  • Assistant Director - Homes

Pennaf Housing Group

  • Chief Executive


  • Treasury and Business Planning Manager
  • Deputy Director of Finance


  • Head of Development

Riverside Group

  • Board Members (Evolve Facility Services)

Sapphire Independent Housing

  • Chief Executive

Saffron Housing Society

  • Director of Operations

Shepherds Bush Housing Group

  • Director of Finance
  • Board Members
  • Director of Innovation
  • Director of Assets
  • Head of Governance

Silva Homes

  • Chief Executive
  • Executive Director (Finance)
  • Executive Director (People and Change)
  • Executive Director (Investment & Growth)


  • Chief Executive

Suffolk Housing Society

  • Operations Director

Swan Housing Group

  • Group Board Member

Swan New Homes

  • Commercial Director
  • Planning Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Board Members

Teign Housing

  • Chair of the Board
  • Board Member
  • Independent Audit Committee Member

Thames Valley Housing

  • Corporate Services Director
  • Finance Director
  • Deputy Director of Finance (Treasury)
  • Deputy Director of Finance (Financial and Management Accounts)
  • Senior Treasury Manager

The Barnet Group

  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Corporate Services
  • Head of Policy and Strategy

The Riverside Group

  • Group Treasury Committee Members

Thrive Homes

  • Chair
  • Board Members
  • Committee Co-optees
  • Chair of Risk and Audit Committee

Wellingborough Homes

  • Board Member
  • Chief Executive
  • Director of Housing
  • Director of Asset and Development

Westward Housing Group

  • Executive Director, Workforce and Development
  • Chair

Women’s Pioneer Housing

  • Finance Director (search only)


  • Chair

Your Housing

  • Group Director - Asset Management
  • Executive Director - Asset Management
  • Area Director - Asset Management (Four roles)