Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team works with the Board around business planning and setting a strategic direction. The team also has overall executive responsibility.

Current team members

Jeff Skipp Jeff Skipp joined Ability in July 2016 as CEO, bringing with him 30 years’ experience of working in health, social care and housing. Jeff has a particular interest in equality and social justice, and has worked for and led organisations that are focused on developing inclusive services and opportunities for people with a disability.
Peter Gardener Peter Gardiner a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and of the Institute of Leadership and Management, joined Ability in 2017 bringing with him a breadth of experience from working in Housing and other sectors for almost 40 years in the UK, Europe and the US. Peter has extensive knowledge of key strategic issues affecting Housing, Care and Support, including welfare reform, Universal Credit and FRS102 and is now Vice Chair and Non-Executive Director at Mount Green Housing Association. Peter is a strong believer in staff professional development through coaching and mentoring.
Lucy Sivasundrum Lucy Sivasundram joined Ability in September 2020 as Director of Operations (Housing), bringing with her sixteen years’ experience in the health and housing sector. Lucy strongly believes that the provision of decent and suitable homes is a fundamental cornerstone in people’s lives and is driven in providing this.
Alex Hughes first joined us in 2008 as the first HR Manager for Ability and has developed not only her career but the HR Function. Alex became the Head of HR in Jan 2018 and continues to grow and develop the HR Team to ensure our workforce are at the centre of everything we do.