Director of Operations - James Woodcock 

James has worked at all levels in the company since 2001.  Having previously specialised in advocating for residential tenants welfare rights, James is now predominantly involved in our agricultural, minerals and energy portfolio whilst retaining a mentoring function for the senior management team.

PA to James Woodcock - Kelly Fordham

Assistant General Manager - Alison Wright

Alison started her property career with Challenge in 2014 shortly after creating her own property portfolio.  Alison has maintained her own professional and personal development through a management training programe which in 2017 saw her complete a Level 5 qualification with the Institute of Leadership and Management.  Alison now leads and inspires our departmental teams to deliver excellent results for our customers.

Director of Administration - Emma George

Emma joined the company in 2005 as our Office Manager.  Having dealt with all aspects of our business, Emma now takes responsibility for our statutory compliance and oversees company litigation in all 3 U.K. legal jurisdictions.

Special Programs Manager - Diane Simmonds

Heritage and Conservation Officer - Emma Mason

Emma joined our team in February 2018, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding all things historical.  Having studied for a BA (Hons) in History and Heritage Studies at university and drawing on experience which includes five years conservation experience with the National Trust, Emma looks after the historical landscapes and buildings in our portfolio, carries out research and adminstrates our heritage assets and projects.

Senior Book Keeper - Marie Humphries

After a long career in local goverment finance, Marie came to Challenge as our Senior Accountant and Book keeper.  Accountant by day and super hero by night, Marie is respected for her first class accuracy within our financial administration.

Assistant Book Keeper - Jane Spendlove

Repairs and Estates Manager - Sarah Durkin

Repairs and Estates Team - Natalie, Paul and Errin

Lettings Team - Luke, Annette and Lisa

Tenancy Managers- Michelle, Mivi and Nic 

Commercial Tenancy/Front of House - Sarah Haywood and Tammie Hudson


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