Our executive team

Paul Common - Chief Executive

Paul joined Arches as Chief Executive in January 2018 and has a wide range of experience from over 30 years in the housing industry.

Paul started his career at the Housing Corporation and has worked at a senior level for a variety of local, regional and national housing associations. Before joining Arches Paul had undertaken interim roles at a Midlands local authority and a housing association in the North East.

Paul is a graduate and holds a Diploma in Management Studies and is an independent board trustee of Pickering and Ferens Homes.


John Hudson - Director of Operations

John joined Arches in January 2017 as Director of Operations and has responsibility for delivering high quality housing and property services to Arches customers.   

Prior to joining Arches, John worked for Your Housing Group and Harvest Housing Group in the North West where he most recently held the post of Director of Customer Transactions. In this role, he was responsible for income collection, customer services, rent setting and the Group’s Customer Experience change programme. 

John has a First Class Honours degree in Business and Management Studies from Manchester University and is an experienced, accomplished, results focussed regeneration and housing professional.  He has a proven track record in change management, delivering regeneration within a public private partnership environment, improving services for customers and delivering surpluses.   John has a particular interest in digital services and the internet of things and how this approach can be embraced to deliver high quality services to customers to increase their satisfaction and provide value for money. 

In his spare time John enjoys spending time with his family, walking and live music.


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