Executive Team

Bronwen Rapley

Chief Executive

Bronwen has worked in housing and regeneration for more than 25 years, initially as a solicitor and then in the North West’s housing sector where she delivered a number of large regeneration projects.

Before her appointment as Chief Executive, Bronwen was deputy director of investigation and enforcement at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Working with the Board and the Senior Leadership Team, Bronwen provides leadership and strategic direction to ensure Onward is in a strong position to address new challenges and access opportunities for future success.

Alastair Cooper

Executive Director of Operations

In January 2017 Alastair joined Onward from G4S, where he was Local Government and Mobilisation Director for the public services side of the business.

Alastair has extensive senior-level experience of operational delivery across a range of sectors, including utilities, enforcement, transport and healthcare.

He is also a senior officer in the Army Reserve, currently serving at the Army Personnel Centre.

Lisa Oxley

Executive Director of Finance and ICT

Lisa is a senior finance executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the private sector. She joined Onward from Capita in January 2017.

Lisa has held financial accountability for delivering large, complex technology programmes to support public sector customers in health and local government.

Tejvinder Minhas

Executive Director of Corporate Services

Tej is a Chartered Secretary with over 20 years’ experience in managing commercial, governance, legal and financial matters. Prior to joining Onward, Tej was Company Secretary/Executive Director and preceding that a Commercial Manager in the oil and gas sector. He holds a BSc in Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Law and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries.

As Corporate Services Director, Tej acts a Company Secretary for all organisations within the Group. Tej also provides infrastructure and professional support services to the Group in the following areas: legal, governance & company secretarial, HR & OD, risk management, performance and policy, internal audit, health and safety and communications.