Heather Ashton

Group Director of Finance and Corporate Services, 

Heather, originally from Oldham, spent the early years of her career in the travel and retail sectors, in a variety of Finance and Business Analytical roles, qualifying in the late 1990's she then moved across to the manufacturing sector and relocated, with her family, to the North East.

She started her housing career in 2005 at Wakefield and District Housing where she initially held the role of Assistant Director Finance followed by Service Director People. Heather moved out of this sector briefly in 2008 to take up the role of Director of Finance for Teesside University and from 2010 was also a board member at Vela (Housing Hartlepool and Tristar).

In her current role at Fabrick Housing Group, Heather has overall responsibility for finance and corporate services including people and organisational development, governance and ICT.

Heather achieved a Diploma in Company Direction (IoD) at Durham Business School in 2007 and is also a governor at Freeborough Academy in Brotton and a governor at Prior Pursglove Sixth Form College, Guisborough.