Meet the Executive Team

Charlie NormanCharlie Norman
Group Chief Executive

Charlie has worked in the sector for over 30 years, across the North West and in Vancouver, Canada, with a background in community and co-operative development, neighbourhood management and regeneration.  She is honoured to be Group CEO of Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group and committed to helping create more homes people can afford, more opportunity and better life chances for all.

Charlie is on the Board of Directors at Bolton Community Homes, is Vice Chair of the Manchester Housing Partnership and Vice Chair of PlaceShapers -  a national network of over 100 housing organisations with a focus on people and place.  Working with a wide range of partners, including the GM Housing Providers, she is a passionate campaigner for issues affecting housing, wealth and health inequality, supported housing, independent living and homelessness.   Charlie is also a firm believer in building a great work environment where people can flourish with a focus on flexibility, agility and creativity.

Charlie has an MBA, is a committed vegan and in her spare time enjoys time with family, rock music, hiking and yoga

Yvonne McDermottYvonne McDermott
Executive Director - Growth

Yvonne is a General Practice Chartered Surveyor with a background in private sector commercial property management, valuation and development including a number at years at The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company and the Manchester Ship Canal Company. She worked for 2 years in New York working for Related Management Corp. in the low income housing sector, a very different and interesting experience before returning to the UK spending some time as a Senior Valuer at Manchester City Council. 

Yvonne headed up development for St Vincent’s over  the past 15 years, and has undertaken the strategic asset management role for the organisation. She has  served on the Executive Management Team following  appointment to Director of Business Development.

In her appointment as Director of Growth, Partnerships and New Business for Mosscare St Vincent’s, she will head up delivery of over 1000 new homes and work with partners in Greater Manchester and the North West to deliver on the devolution deal including housings offer to health partners.

She says, "Mosscare St Vincent’s will be at the forefront of remaining true to the values  to house the most in need in society, combining this with sensible property decision-making to provide the much needed affordable housing development in our areas of operation and playing our role in addressing the Housing Crisis”

Helen RourkeHelen Rourke
Executive Director - Finance

Helen has worked in the social housing sector for around 15 years, firstly as an auditor with KPMG, and for the last 10 years working for housing associations

in leadership and finance roles. Prior to joining MSV, she worked as Finance Director & Company Secretary for Manningham HA, leading the finance, IT, risk management, business assurance and governance functions. A qualified accountant with a background in strategic development, negotiating new financing, partnership working and delivering change, Helen is also a Board Member at ForHousing and is Deputy Chair of their Audit & Risk Committee.  A passionate advocate for the social impact housing associations can deliver and committed to tackling issues such as homelessness and inequality, Helen believes in creating collaborative working environments where people can work together to find solutions and deliver great customer service. Helen enjoys travelling and spending time with her family, particularly walking.

Executive Director - Customers