Meet the management

We are proud of the expertise that underpins Midland Rural Housing.

While our front line teams work in partnership with private developers, parish councils, local authorities, housing providers, and rural communities, our senior managers devise strategy and work with government organisations to influence housing policy and continuously improve investment into affordable rural housing.

Richard Mugglestone, Managing Director

Richard has been Managing Director since 2018, having been MRH’s Project Delivery Manager since joining the organisation in 2005. He has significant knowledge and experience of strategic partnerships, policy shaping and key service delivery. Richard oversees MRH’s provision of its rurally focused development, housing management, maintenance and customer care services for a range of partners. Underpinning all of this work is Richard’s passion for enabling rural homes for local people which allow support for communities and the rural economy. He is a member of the National Housing Federation’s Rural Alliance and is a regular visitor to Westminster, consulting with ministers on rural housing issues.

Alison Clamp, Area Manager (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire)

Alison is a town councillor and has worked with Peak District Rural Housing Association since 1991. She leads on new developments and work to provide affordable housing with partners in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. This includes managing the Trent Valley Partnership.

Sue Haywood BA (Hons), Customer and Business Support Manager

Sue has dealt with customer services within the housing sector for more than two decades. She manages a small Customer Care team, and deals with PR and complaints.

The post is current vacant, Maintenance & Contracts Manager

Ed Massey, Housing Services Manager

Following an MSc/Diploma in Housing from the London School of Economics, Ed has specialised in homelessness, housing advice, and housing management for both local authority and registered providers in London and the Midlands. He joined Midlands Rural Housing in 2005.

Philippa Mckenna, Project Delivery Manager (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire)

Philippa brings almost 20 years' experience of working in the housing sector to Midlands Rural Housing. A specialist in all areas of housing management, development and construction, Philippa is passionate about making sure that high quality and well designed affordable housing is available to all those who need it most, particularly in rural areas. She is professionally qualified, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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