Meet the team

Centre 56 team

We are a small team of staff, volunteers and a Board of Trustees whose dedication and passion ensures that Centre 56 continues to support those who need it most. 

The Centre 56 team is highly experienced and qualified, and they understand the needs of children and families who have suffered domestic abuse or a crisis situation.

The Board

 
  Michael Birkett  

Dr. Michael Birkett

Michael joined Regenda as Group Chief Executive and member of the Board in March 2014. Before joining Regenda, Michael spent eight years as Chief Executive of The Calico Group and earlier in his career held senior roles at The Aspire Group and Liverpool Housing Action Trust.

  Tony Russell

Tony Russell

As Executive Director of Resources at The Regenda Group, Tony is responsible for Finance, Business Transformation, People Services, ICT and Communications. He has over 25 years’ experience across the housing, education, and construction sectors, providing leadership and direction in large and medium sized North West groups.

  Stephanie Harrison

Stephanie Harrison

Stephanie started her housing career as a Housing Management Trainee with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council. She joined Blackpool Borough Council in 2000 to become District Housing Manager before moving on to Liverpool Housing Trust in 2002, then became Director of Housing for Cobalt in 2004. Stephanie joined The Regenda Group and is now responsible for the delivery of services to Regenda Homes’ 12,000 residents.

  Gill Kelly

Gill Kelly

Gill Kelly joined the The Regenda Group in December 2009 when her family business M&Y was acquired. Gill was Finance Director at M&Y for 15 years before she joined Regenda and over that period she developed M&Y into a £2.5m turnover responsive repairs contractor delivering repairs and maintenance for several housing associations.