Our Team

We would like to introduce you to the development team where you will find out who we are and what we do.

Our Team Main

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Greg Dodds

Assistant Director of Development and Growth

Greg has over 20 years’ experience working in a development related capacity at a variety of Local Authorities and Housing Associations. Greg helps to bring forward new development opportunities and has successfully secured new business for Orwell to assist the organisations business growth and ambitions. Greg’s role of Assistant Director of Development includes providing overall strategic direction for the team and working with the Executive team and Board at Orwell to deliver Orwell’s ambitious development aspirations.


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Dawn Edwards

Development Manager

Beginning in Housing Management, Dawn moved into Development in 2002 where she now leads the Development Delivery Team in the project management of developments whilst under construction. Dawn has recently taken up the post of Development Manager overseeing responsibility for the delivery of current development projects and assisting with identifying and bringing through new opportunities for Orwell as well linking in with the Corporate management team at Orwell which looks across the business.


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Kelly Biddle

Senior Development Officer

Beginning in Housing Management, Kelly moved into Development in 2003 where she has now attained a senior role. She is a qualified project manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Builders.  She provides support to the development team on more complex and larger schemes.


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Mark Rodwell

Senior Development Officer

Mark joined Orwell’s Development Team in 2013; beginning as Empty Homes Surveyor before moving into New Business. He is responsible for supporting existing e² consortium partners across East Anglia. Mark is also involved in Orwell’s own development programme, assisting with the transfer of schemes between the new business and pre-contract teams.


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Karen Suddes

Senior Home Ownership Officer

Karen is responsible for marketing all new home ownership initiatives, particularly shared ownership, self-build and leasehold for the elderly schemes.  Karen’s record in this role is demonstrated by the Association managing to have no unsold houses throughout the property slump.  Karen’s background is in marketing and management.


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Carolyn Allan

Compliance & Programming Officer

Carolyn’s role within the development team is to ensure that build contracts and consultant appointments are procured and appointed correctly, ensuring that all the required statutory and legal paperwork is compiled with and finances checked.


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Thomas Baker

Project Officer

Thomas joined Orwell from main contractor VINCI Facilities, with a background in site management undertaking large scale refurbishment projects for a variety of clients. Including; the Ministry of Justice, Courtauld Institute of Art and Colchester Borough Homes. Understanding the motivators of client and contractor, Thomas adopts a collaborative project management approach to his new build schemes and is responsible for the post-contract management of multiple projects at Orwell.


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Kieran Bleasby

Assistant Project Officer

Kieran joined Orwell in 2015 and provides support to the Development Team, whilst developing an all-round knowledge and understanding of housing development together with the business operations of a housing association.   Initially starting as a trainee, Kieran is now an Assistant Project Officer, working under Kelly to help deliver new homes across East Anglia. Kieran’s role focuses on delivering new builds to an excellent standard ready to pass over to the Housing Management team, so he will often be found out on site making sure our new homes are coming along nicely.


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Sandra Scott

Home Ownership Advisor

Recently joined, Sandra’s role within the Development Team is to assist the Senior Home Ownership Officer with sales and marketing of Shared Ownership and Open Market Properties. She also supports the Development team and the Assistant Director. 


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