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How we are run

Freebridge’s senior team works closely with the Board to lead the organisation:

Anita Jones, Chief Executive

Anita joined Freebridge in August 2020 from Havebury Housing in Bury St Edmunds, where she was Director of Operations and Deputy CEO since 2012.

Anna Simpson, Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive

Anna joined Freebridge in February 2021 and has many years’ experience operating at a senior level in finance and resources in the social housing sector. Her new role at Freebridge comes on the back of a post as Executive Director of Finance and Resources at the Birmingham-based housing association Midland Heart.

Sophie Bates, Director of Customer and Communities

Sophie has been with Freebridge since the stock transfer of properties from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk in 2006. Prior to her appointment as Director Housing in April 2019, where she oversees the Income, Tenancy, Lettings, Placeshaping, Customer Service and Support teams within Freebridge, she was the Head of Housing for a number of years.

Paul Newbold, Directorof Development

Paul, who joined Freebridge in October 2020, has a strong background in management and development having worked at a senior level for a number of housing associations over the last 30 years.

Janina Phillips, Director of People

Janina joined Freebridge in December 2021, having worked in various senior HR positions, and comes from a role at Eastlight Community Homes, who are based in Braintree.

Graham Wilson, Director of Asset Management

Graham joined Freebridge in January of 2021 with many years’ experience operating at a senior level in asset management across a number of industry sectors including social housing, energy, rail, leisure and not-for-profit charities.