Our Senior Team

Cym D’Souza
Chief Executive

Cym D’Souza - Chief Executive

Cym D’Souza is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is the Chief Executive of Arawak Walton Housing Association. Cym represents the association within the community and sits on Manchester, Trafford and Stockport’s Strategic Housing Partnerships.

Cym is the current Chair of BME National, which is a collective of over 60 Black and Minority ethnic Housing Associations aiming to promote equality and diversity in the delivery of housing and support services. She is also a member of the North West Regional Executive Committee and on the Advisory Group for North West Housing Forum. Cym is a member of the Greater Manchester Police Ethics Committee, as well as being involved in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Housing Presidential Commission on Leadership and Diversity.

Chris Page
Operations Director

Chris Page - Operations Director

Chris’s housing life started as a volunteer in a Young Unemployed persons Housing Co-operative in Bolton. However, that was 30 years ago and in the intervening years he has been involved in regeneration projects and developing and managing housing for students, the elderly, families and for women fleeing domestic violence.

Also along the way Chris completed degrees at Bachelor and Master level and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. “I have always seen social housing as a movement to provide affordable housing for people in which all parties have a mutual interest into which it is worth investing energy and passion.”

Darren Watmough
Finance Director

Darren Watmough - Finance Director

Darren also manages the IT function, part of the Association’s growth and development activity and supports the Chief Executive around regulation.

Darren’s first housing role was in 1994 and since then he has worked in senior finance and governance roles in a number of housing associations and not for profit organisations. He also worked as a consultant for social housing organisations. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.