Our Executive Team


Mark Powell Davies

Mark Powell Davies

Chief Executive

Mark joined Colne as Chief Executive in 1996 with over 20 years experience in the housing sector. He was previously ‘founding’ Development Director of Peddars Way Housing Association, a major LSVT, and prior to that worked in senior housing management, technical and development roles with a number of RSLs and local authorities. He is a law graduate from Durham University and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Housing, and until recently chair of the National Housing Federation Eastern Region.

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Derek Young

Derek Young

Interim Finance Director

Derek joined Colne as our Interim Finance Director in September 2014. He comes with a wealth of experience, having worked in the private sector for money brokers and stockbrokers, as Director of Regulation at Homes and Communities Agency, Director of Finance at Tower Hamlets and in recent years acting as Interim FD to a number of housing associations and ALMOs.

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Martin Buddery

Martin Buddery

Operations Director

Martin joined Colne in December 1998. He has worked within the social housing sector since 1987, in a variety of roles for a number of local authorities.  He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies from Bristol University in 1992, and in 2013 was awarded a Leadership in Housing post graduate certificate by Lancaster University.

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