John Bigby

Managing Director

I have over 40 years experience in the social housing and care sector and am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Chartered Management Institute.

Before setting up my consultancy in 2004 I held several posts at Management and Director level for growing and successful Housing Associations.


I started working for sanctuary in 1983 and remained there for seven year as the Area Housing Manager who was responsible for the Management of Essex and Home Counties Area.


I worked for Estuary for twelve years. Starting out as the Development Manager, responsible for all New Business Development.

I was then made the Director of Property Services.   I was responsible for Customer Services and New Business Development (General Needs and Supported Housing).

I soon progressed to the Deputy Chief Executive.  I was a Lead Director to an Executive team of three, in charge of planing and executing corporate strategy as well as customer services and new business development.