Interim Management

Steve Douglas CBE, Group 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 Executive 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

Advance Housing and Support Limited

  • Board Members (Three)
  • Executive Director of Resources


  • Group Customer Services Director


  • Chief Executive
  • Board Members (Three)
  • Executive Director (Growth)
  • Executive Director (Operations)

Castles & Coasts Housing Association

  • Board Members (Six)

Capital Letters

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Non-Executive Board Members (Three)
  • Finance & Resource Director
  • Operations Director

Cardiff Community Housing Association

  • Chair
  • Board member (Three)
  • Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
  • Co-optee Member
  • Independent member of Audit and Risk Committee

Central & Cecil Housing Trust (C&C)

  • Chair

Chelmer Housing Partnership

  • Board Members (Two)
  • Committee Co-optee (Audit and Risk)

County Durham Housing Group

  • Board Members (Five)
  • Independent Operations Committee Members (Two)


  • Chief Executive

First Priority HA

  • Board Chair
  • Board Members


  • Managing Director

Gateway Housing Association

  • Chief Executive

Gentoo Group

  • Chief Executive


  • Chief Executive
  • Operations Director

Iceni Homes

  • Development Director

Impact Housing

  • Chair
  • Subsidiary Board Members (Five)
  • Tenant Board Member
  • Tenant Board Observer

Irvine Housing Association

  • Board Members (Four)

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership

  • Executive Director of Resources
  • Board Member
  • Committee Co-optee
  • Chair

Local Space

  • Board Members (Three)

Major Housing Association

  • Board Member

Manningham Housing Association

  • Chief Executive

Muir Group

  • Board Members (Two)
  • Co-opted Committee Member (Audit & Risk)

National Housing Federation

  • Board Members (Two)

North Wales Housing

  • Group Board Chair

Nottingham Community Housing Association

  • Chief Executive

PA Housing

  • Chair


  • Development Manager

Pennaf Housing Group

  • Chief Executive
  • Executive Director of Resources

Prima Group

  • Group Board Member (Four)

Riverside Group

  • Chair of Care and Support Committee and Group Board Member
  • Board Members: Evolve Facility Services (Two)
  • Group Treasury Committee Member (Two)
  • Independent Committee Member – Care and Support Committee (Two)
  • Independent Committee Member – Neighbourhood Services Committee

Saffron Housing Society

  • Director of Operations

Shepherds Bush Housing Group

  • Board Members (Three)
  • Director of Innovation
  • Director of Assets
  • Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance

Silva Homes

  • Chief Executive
  • ED - People and Change
  • ED - Investment and Growth
  • ED - Finance
  • ED - Customer Relations

Suffolk Housing Society

  • Operations Director
  • Board Members (Three)

Sussex Housing & Care

  • Board Members (Four)

Swan Housing Group

  • Group Board Member - Digital Communications
  • Board Members - Development (Two)
  • Group Board Member - Finance
  • Development Committee Member (Two)
  • Board Member

Tai Calon Community Housing

  • Chair
  • Board Members (Four)
  • Director of Asset and Property

Thrive Homes

  • Chair of Risk and Audit Committee
  • Board Members (Two)

Trinity Housing

  • Board Members (Two)