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.
Suzanne Smith, Director of People
Suzanne joined the Pivotal Group in June 2018. After completing graduate and post graduate qualifications in Law, Suzanne chose to pursue a career in Human Resources due to a keen interest in employment law and a passion for employee engagement and development. Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience working in HR management at various levels and locations across London and the South West of England. Suzanne’s previous role prior to joining us at Pivotal was as a multi-site HR manager for a reputable blue chip retailer where she gained substantial experience in all aspects of HR and change management. In her role as Director of People, Suzanne is responsible for HR, talent management, communication and change.
Nathan Stolborg, Director of Operations
Nathan has worked in the housing and care and support sectors for the last 18 years and is passionate about helping people to thrive in safe and secure accommodation. Having completed a degree in Accountancy, Nathan began his career as a maths teacher before moving into care and support following a period travelling in Australia. Nathan started in the sector as a supported housing worker, before managing family support services for a small local provider. Nathan spent 3 years managing a 108 bed young person’s Foyer in Portsmouth, before more recently taking responsibility for Care and Support, Financial Inclusion and Community Development services for a large housing association.
Austin Cullaney, Group Finance Director
Austin started his career as an electronic engineer and claims to have been converted to becoming an accountant having ‘seen the light’ of an accountancy career! Having been a finance director for the last seventeen years he has a wide range of commercial experience gained in organisations that operate in the leisure and hospitality, healthcare and technology sectors He is passionate about the finance department providing a service to the rest of the organisation and contributing towards its customers and clients receiving an excellent experience.