Management team

Our management team runs the business on behalf of our Board:


Nigel Finney - Managing Director Chorus Homes & Interim Managing Director Cotman Housing

Nigel has over 30 years' experience in the sector managing mixed-tenure housing, regeneration projects and stock transfers. He has overseen business transformation projects and change management programmes. Nigel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing's Professional Standards Committee.


Julia Prichard - Director of Operations

Julia is an experienced Senior Leader with a successful track record of leading strategic/operational functions. Julia brings a strong skill set and experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams, empowering ownership, accountability and a culture of respect. Julia is a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the Managing Director. Responsible for all frontline operations at Chorus and Cotman, where her passion is to continue to deliver efficient and effective housing and property services.


Nicky Galwey-Woolston - Interim Operational Lead

Nicky joined Cotman as the Support Services Manager in September 2012. Nicky is currently responsible for the overall management of the business as well as managing our sheltered and supported housing and Sport England projects.

Nicky started her career in the housing sector in 1992.  Nicky has held varied roles with Local Authorities and Housing Associations, including front line housing, housing strategy and management of housing support teams.  Nicky is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. 


Lisa Clark - Assistant Accountant & Project Co-ordinator

Lisa joined Cotman in March 2014 as Assistant Accountant. She was subsequently appointed as the Project Co-ordinator for the Sport England project Make Your Move in July 2018 and continues to fulfill both roles. 

Previous to joining Cotman, Lisa worked at Aviva for 22 years in finance and accounting roles. Responsibilities in a variety of roles have included credit control, expense management and reporting, finance planning and reporting, finance system user testing, governance of offshored finance processes and balance sheet reconciliation governance.

Lisa is part qualified Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a CIMA diploma in management accounting. She is also a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.


Kerry Diggens - Lettings Team Manager

Kerry joined Cotman in June 2000, and initially worked in the Finance Department.  She moved to the Allocations team in 2014, and was appointed Lettings Team Manager in 2016. In her current role she specialises ensuring her team are making sustainable lettings, whilst keeping void costs and re-let times to a minimum.



Nigel Gardiner - Property and Compliance Manager

Nigel joined Cotman in 1999 as a Property Surveyor having previously spent 7 years in a similar role with another local housing association.

Nigel studied for and completed a BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Degree at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford in 2002.

Nigel undertook a Developing Manager Training Programme at the Roffey Park Institute in 2005 and was promoted to his current role in 2006.


Amanda Parnell - Housing Operations Manager

Amanda has a long history in customer services and joined the organisation in July 2006 as the Senior Customer Services Officer. Amanda was appointed to her current role of Housing Operations Manager in August 2018. Amanda has previously been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing Eastern Regional Board, as well as a trustee for Norwich & Central Norfolk MIND

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