Leadership Team


Paul Yates

Chief Executive

Appointed Chief Executive in January 2012, Paul is responsible to the Board for the leadership and strategic direction of the Association. Before joining Crown Simmons, Paul held a number of director level positions with A2 Dominion, Catalyst, Radian and Notting Hill. Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has more than 25 years experience in the housing sector.

Emma SolomonsEmma Solomons

Customer Services Director & Deputy Chief Executive.

Emma joined Crown Simmons Housing in August 2015 from A2Dominion Group, where she was Assistant Director of Property Services, and is responsible for the housing and property services teams. Emma was appointed Deputy chief Executive in January 2018, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has worked in the housing sector since 1997.

Helen Routledge

Finance Director

Helen joined Crown Simmons in November 2016 from Gateway Housing Association in East London, where she held the Director of Finance & IT position for five years. Helen has previously held senior finance positions at Newlon, Newham ALMO and Swan HA, amongst others, and has more than 20 years senior finance experience in the sector.


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