• Tina Drury, Managing Director



    Tina Drury, Managing Director

    Hailing from Kenton in Newcastle, Tina started her career in 1982 as a clerk at the City Council's housing department. Since then she has developed her career at a number of housing associations, helping transform homes and housing services in the region in previous executive roles at South Tyneside Homes, Castle Morpeth Housing and the Isos Group, where she was Group Executive Director (Customers and Communities). Tina joined YHN as a Managing Director in 2016.
  • David Langhorne, Assets and Development Director



    David Langhorne, Assets and Development Director

    David has worked for YHN for over ten years. In 2005 he left Northumberland County Council to join YHN as the Investment Planning Manager charged with undertaking one of the largest housing investment programmes the region has seen. David became Head of Service in 2009 then Director of Property Services in 2013, later Assets and Development Director in 2017. His responsibilities cover technical services, property maintenance, investment programmes, regeneration, repairs and maintenance, leasehold and Right to Buy management, property information and health and safety.
  • Matthew Foreman, Customer Services Director



    Matthew Foreman, Customer Services Director

    Matthew Foreman has had a long career in housing in the North East region, first working with Gateshead Council in a number of housing-related roles over ten years, including supporting the setting up of its arms-length management organisation (ALMO), The Gateshead Housing Company. From there he moved on to South Tyneside Council, and again was involved in the setting up of their ALMO, South Tyneside Homes. He then moved on to North Tyneside Homes, North Star Homes and most recently Durham Housing Group. He also spent some time on the Board at Derwentside Homes and is a CIH North East Board Member. Matthew oversees YHN’s housing and supported services functions.  
  • Rachel Morrissey, Finance and Commercial Director

                  Rachel Morrissey, Finance and Commercial Director Rachel is an experienced finance professional who has held a variety of senior roles in finance. Qualifying as a chartered accountant in Newcastle in 1992 she then went on to develop her career predominantly in the private sector. As well as leading finance teams she has worked as an IT consultant and as a management consultant, for KPMG and then PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising companies on how to improve their finance functions. Before joining YHN in December 2018, Rachel worked at Balfour Beatty plc, where she led a large team within accounting shared services for five years. Rachel oversees our finance, resources and IT functions and our commercial businesses.