Our Executive Leadership Team

Meet the team ensuring that Magenta Living delivers its Vision of Vibrant…homes, lives, neighbourhoods, introducing you to Brian, Jayne and Paul. 


Brain SimpsonBrian Simpson

Chief Executive

Brian has worked in housing for a number of local authorities and housing associations at different levels for over 30 years. Brian leads the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for developing the strategic direction of the company by working with the Board and staff.











Ann Monk profile pictureAnn Monk

Executive Director of Finance

Ann joined Magenta Living in December 2019 having formerly held Finance Director posts in both the private and public sector in pharmaceuticals, museums and galleries, logistics and education.  Ann brings a broad range of experience in change management, financial control, governance and strategic management to support Magenta Living in the delivery of our strategy as we continue to invest in the organisation.











Ian Thomson

Ian Thomson

Executive Director of Assets

Ian has recently joined Magenta Living having formerly worked at IFM Bolton. Ian brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be key as we move forward in terms of continuing to invest in our current and future homes through our active asset management strategy.












Jayne Winders Image Jayne Winders

Executive Director of Customer Experience

Jayne has had a varied housing career and has worked across the whole of the North West. She was originally an Environmental Health professional, and it was an early interest in public health and social conditions that led to a career in housing.







Paul Anson Paul Anson

Executive Director of Business Growth & Resilience

Paul has over 20 years experience working in various parts of Britain in regeneration and housing. His involvement in business development began in 1996. Paul has since worked on a range of competitive and commercial activities, including six stock transfers, four housing PFI projects and five mergers.