Angela Lockwood in a blue pin stripe jacket smiles at the camera

Angela Lockwood

Group Chief Executive,
North Star Housing Group

North East Leadership Board

Angela Lockwood is Group Chief Executive of North Star Housing Group provides social housing across the North East and North Yorkshire.

Working in the most deprived communities, the association is known for its strong partnership working and ability to find solutions to difficult problems. As a result they have a diverse and innovative range of housing and services; assisting people with support needs to live independently, building high-quality housing for rent, regenerating and investing in communities.

Angela has worked in social housing for nearly 30 years and has been Group Chief Executive of North Star for seven years. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and RSA and holds an MBA. North Star has been working on cultural change for some years, developing and embedding relational leadership across the organisation, which has involved experimenting and prototyping.

North Star hold IiP Gold accreditation and are a 3* Sunday Times Best Company (which describes them as extraordinary). In 2015 they were the 14th best company to work for in the not-for-profit listings. In 2016 they won a national Business in the Community award for wellbeing.

A lifelong Sunderland football supporter means she is used to disappointments. She is married with a son and lives in County Durham.