Our mission is to provide sustainable homes, specialised support and compassionate care

Our People

Joy Kingsbury, CEO

Joy has a long history of working to provide high quality housing, care and support services to those people at risk of being excluded by communities. She is a strong champion of giving people a voice, setting up advocacy groups/ resident boards and committees. Joy started her career as a learning disability and mental health nurse going on to work across the public, voluntary and private sectors helping to move services out of large hospitals and institutions into community housing. Joy has experience of working with local authorities and funders to create services that are flexible to meet the needs of different service user groups, creating organisational strategies and business plans. Joy has worked at Director level for 17 years, most recently having worked for Methodist Homes based in Derby.

John Broomfield, Group Development Director

John has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years. He has built up a wealth of experience working within civil and structural engineering consultancy’s and with contractors and funders in the UK. John has dealt with project design and the delivery of both small and major building projects. For 20 years he operated at Technical Director level for a funder of major UK and US rail, logistics and renewable energy power station projects. In recent years John has been self-employed, working in the US and also for a well-known PLC retirement living provider in the UK. John joined Pivotal Homes in November 2018 as Group Development Director and is responsible for all property delivery.

Austin Cullaney, Financial Director

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Kristina Hall, Director of Housing

Kristina has worked in the surveying and property sector for 15 years. Her background has been with Poole Housing Partnership, running projects and managing developments and contracts and then working as a Private Consultant, project managing prestigious listed buildings, producing schedule of condition and other surveying duties. Kristina joined Pivotal Homes in November 2017 as the Property and Development Surveyor and is responsible for our property brand standards, submitting planning applications for new acquisitions, the implementation of stock condition surveys for all our homes, the creation of a planned preventative maintenance schedule, project managing refurbishments and delivery of our property improvement programme reports.

Ian Hardwick, Senior Development Manager (Southern)

Ian remains excited about joining the Pivotal family, where he started work in April 2018. In a previous role as Business Development Manager he was the project lead on business transformation, implementing LEAN Operations, developing new income streams and completing new bid proposals and has worked in operations and project management. This led to rapid growth, taking the company into the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 at No. 37. Prior to this Ian was employed within Military and Civil Air Traffic Control for 17 years. In 2000 he set up his own business as a Hypnotherapist and NLP coach working in the UK, Belgium and Italy with a wide range of issues including eating disorders, self-harming and cancer. With the help of a translator he also delivered outreach therapy for arthritis sufferers in the Asian community in Birmingham for many years and developed and delivered training for those furthest from employment engaged with the DWP Work Programme. Ian is passionate about giving something back to the community and, as an RAF veteran himself, he provides therapy for veterans suffering from PTSD and anxiety disorders. Since joining Pivotal he feels he’s been made very welcome by all staff and is sure his stakeholder and project management skills will be put to good use.

Colin Murphy, Senior Development Manager (South West)

Colin has worked in supported housing for over 25 years and has built up a wealth of experience including working with people with a range of clients with complex needs. For the past four years Colin has been working as Cornwall Area Manager, where he helped grow the business to what it is now and instigated our partnership workings with the local NHS Trust. Colin’s role has recently been relocated back to Gloucestershire, where his young family live, and he is now responsible for developing Pivotal Homes Group’s offer there, developing new relationships and finding new opportunities to do more good, for more people.