Leigh-Anne Francis

Associate

Leigh-Anne Francis is a seasoned housing professional with over 30 years of experience in social housing.

Her extensive knowledge spans all facets of housing, and she has cultivated strong relationships with Local Authorities, Registered Providers, Consultants, Developers, and Contractors. Leigh-Anne was instrumental in the growth of the UK’s largest RP, building key relationships with LA’s from the outset. Leigh-Anne’s key skills include robust negotiation and interpersonal abilities, excellent communication and networking skills, strong managerial and leadership skills, and proficiency in project management and IT applications.

Her experience includes roles such as Partnerships Manager at Sage Homes, Business Development Manager at West Mercia Housing Group Limited, and Housing Consultant at both South Derbyshire District Council and Chelmsford City Council. Leigh-Anne has a proven track record in securing funding, maximising the provision of affordable housing, and contributing to housing strategy development. She holds a BSc in Housing Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Derby University and is a corporate member of The Chartered Institute of Housing.

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