The Executive Team is responsible for Governance and the effective implementation of strategies and policies. The team leads, manages and oversees all employees and is accountable to the Group Board.



John Morris

Group Chief Executive

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John is Group Chief Executive of Trident Group, which he joined in January 2004. John is committed to achieving his vision with Trident Group of creating a diverse, modern, social business, based on three pillars of activity – Housing, Care and Support and Social Investment.



Andrew Cooke

Group Finance Director

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Andrew, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants joined Trident Group in October 2016 and is the Group Finance Director. Andrew has 20 plus years experience in diverse sectors; warehousing & logistics, manufacturing, training and public health.

His key focus is assurance, reporting, strategic development and promoting a business’s partnering relationship with internal and external stakeholders.

Andrew also supports on a voluntary basis the mentoring of young entrepreneurs as part of the Virgin Start up Mentoring Scheme.




Dr Christopher Derby

Executive Lead for People and Resources

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Dr Christopher Derby, Chartered FCIPD joined Trident Group in 2003 having spent 10 years in Birmingham Arts organisations, Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Royal Ballet, as Personnel Director. With a doctorate in Change Management and as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, since joining the Group, Christopher has worked with both the Group Chief Executive and former Executive Team to transform the business equipping it to face some of the most challenging and turbulent periods facing social housing.

As Executive Lead for People and Resources, Christopher has responsibilities for some of the Group’s core business functions including, ICT, HR, Communications and Marketing and Learning and Development.




Helen Litherland

Executive Lead for Housing, Care and Support

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Helen has worked at senior management level within Trident Group, across a range of departments, for 10 years prior to her appointment as Executive Lead of Housing, Care and Support in November 2018.

Helen aims to ensure that Trident Group provides residents and customers with good integrated Housing, Care and Support Services.




Gareth Price

Executive Lead for Technical Services

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Gareth joined Trident Group in 2014 and has worked across the business as a member of the Senior Management Team. Gareth has extensive experience in property management, safety and asset compliance and project management working mainly in Social Care and Housing sectors.

Over the last 20 years Gareth has been employed in a number of management positions at local authorities and governmental organisations within the West Midlands as well as working in the private sector working as an independent consultant.

Gareth is committed to the continued investment in Trident Group's housing stock and ensuring safe and decent homes for all our residents.