We’re delighted to announce that Steve Ashton joins Places for People as our first ever Group Partnerships Director.
Steve will lead our strategy for everything related to mergers, acquisitions, contract negotiations and Group-level partnerships. Steve has over 20 years’ experience of partner management in regulated sectors and will also lead the development of best practice in partnership management, contract negotiation and contract management across the group companies.
As Head of Partnership at MBNA/Bank of America, Steve managed relationships with some of the world’s biggest brands and then at HomeServe UK, where he became Chief Partnerships Officer, Steve was responsible for developing and leading strategic partnerships with organisations such as Aviva, Eon and Severn Trent Water. Steve also led acquisitions for HomeServe UK.
Commenting on Steve’s appointment, Greg Reed, Group CEO of Places for People, said:
Steve is married to Rebecca, they live in Chester with their three children, two Hungarian Vizsla dogs and a rescue Arabian Mau cat. Steve is also very passionate and competitive cyclist.