Celebrating our people

We value and reward the contribution that our people make, and support each and every colleague to develop their talent to its fullest potential. We offer a wide range of benefits, and invest in learning and development for everyone, from day one.

Polly Gardner

Polly Gardner

Director of Land, Partnerships and Preconstruction

Polly explains how how career has evolved at Catalyst.

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Jo Noakes

Jo Noakes

Resident Scheme Manager

Find out what Jo enjoys most about her role at Catalyst.

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David Dean

David Dean

Digital Communications Officer

Find out about David's day-to-day role as a Digital Communications Officer at Catalyst.

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Sioux Watchorn

Sioux Watchorn

Colleague Experience and Wellbeing Partner

Working at Catalyst has been a breath of fresh air – everyone is helpful, friendly and genuinely cares about delivering the best service to our customers and colleagues. I see our values lived every day and “show kindness” I think is particularly powerful. In my role I get to meet so many colleagues and I’ve learnt so much from them already and my favourite part of the job is seeing the difference positive wellbeing support can make to a colleague’s work experience.

Kirsty Pepper

Kirsty Pepper

Executive Director of Customer Services

“I joined the business in May 2018 as Executive Director of Housing and Customer Services. My role involves ensuring we deliver high quality customer-focused housing services.
The teams in my directorate are really diverse; they know delivering value for money is key and are always thinking of ways to deliver our services in more efficient and effective ways.
I think the biggest positive about working here is the can-do approach of so many across the organisation. There’s a real desire to improve and make a difference.”

Hafi Rahman

Hafi Rahman

Communities Project Coordinator

“I’ve been with the business since June 2013 and work as a Youth and Antisocial Behaviour Officer. I work in Community Involvement, so I work in the community with young people, volunteers and parents. I help make a difference for our customers by creating projects; youth clubs, culture projects, summer projects, sports-based projects, healthy eating initiatives and targeted projects like tackling antisocial behaviour. The Community Involvement Team is a brilliant team. It’s a real privilege working in this role as you get to see the difference you’re making every day in the community.”

Nick Fenner

Nick Fenner

Insurance Manager

“I really enjoy working at Catalyst. I feel valued, empowered and trusted in my role and there is always room for me to suggest new ideas and different ways of doing things.
My role in Risk and Insurance is diverse, analytical and challenging, every day is different! My colleagues and directors here are approachable and always keen to help and share their knowledge and expertise which is hugely important for my line of work.”

Paul Puvirajasinghe

Paul Puvirajasinghe

IT Service Desk Engineer

“The IT department provide all hardware and software solutions to colleagues across Catalyst. We aim to provide an exceptional customer service to all colleagues as well as our suppliers. I am extremely excited for what the future has for Catalyst as a business and the future of technology. The IT Service Desk work across the business with multiple teams as our way of collaborative and innovative team working.”

What motivates our people?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do – find out what drives them.

Adam Benimkadem

Community Safety Operations Manager

“What motivates me i smaking sure I can make a real difference to peoples lives”

Karys Thompson

Service Improvement Lead

“What drives me everyday is the people I work with and the customers”