Executive Team

The Leadership Team acts as an executive within the authority delegated by the Board. This includes detailed scrutiny of performance, the development of policy and procedures and expenditure approvals within budget.

Lee Sugden

Lee joined Empower in November 2021 as Interim CEO following the retirement of the previous postholder. Lee, a qualified accountant, has over 25 years experience working in senior leadership roles within the social housing sector. He was previously CEO of Salix Homes in Salford leading the Organisation between 2015 and 2021 following its stock transfer.

Lee has experience of working with supported housing associations and is also a Board Member of Westmoreland Supported Housing Association.

Michelle Lee

Michelle is the Managing Director for Empower having been with the Organisation since its inception in 2003. Michelle leads on the deliver of our services to residents, manages the relationships with all our important partners and is the main contact for new projects.

Contact Us...

    Want to talk to someone?

    Give us a call on:
    Emergency only:
    Empower Housing Association Ltd.
    33-35 Hollinshead Street,
    Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1EP

    Parking: Limited parking available at the back of the building on Empower’s private car park. With two allocated disabled parking bays to the front of the building. On-street parking is available for up to an hour. There are also pay and display car parks nearby.

    Accessibility: Empower’s offices have widened doorways to reception and level access ramps to the main entrance.

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