While our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the success of Leazes Homes, we couldn’t do what we do without our valuable employees, who run the organisation day to day. You may already be familiar with our friendly team but you can find out more about them here!

Jon Mitford

Managing Director

Jon has been Managing Director of Leazes Homes since its incorporation in 2009, he reports directly to the Chair and the Leazes Homes’ Board. Jon is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation, implementation of its business plan and ensuring the objectives of the organisation are achieved. He manages a small team of staff (who you will meet on this page) and the various service contracts that are in place with key suppliers.

Alan Park

Finance Director

Alan joined Leazes Homes in December 2018 and is responsible for the financial operation of the organisation. He has significant background in working for housing organisations at Board level and works to ensure our financial performance is sound and the organisation's objectives are being delivered.

Sharon Freed

Investment Delivery Manager

Sharon is responsible for the delivery of Leazes Homes‘ development programme, both new build and refurbishment projects. She manages all of Leazes Homes’ current development contracts, working closely with key stakeholders, local residents and existing tenants through consultation events and works with Newcastle City Council to ensure Leazes Homes delivers housing projects where they are needed.

Laura Liosi

Communications Officer

Laura works for Your Homes Newcastle, Leazes Homes' housing management provider and has worked with Leazes Homes since 2014. She provides support to the team in relation to a number of communications disciplines, is the first point of contact for the media and shares Leazes Homes' good news stories with them. She also runs Leazes Homes' Twitter profile, helps to manage the website, produces newsletters for tenants and helps to organise events.