Our structure

Orbit Group is one of the largest housing providers in the country. It’s the umbrella organisation for the housing association, development and services parts of the business.

Orbit GROUP Structure

Our operating associations – Orbit Heart of England, Orbit East and Orbit South – help to build strong communities and meet local housing needs in more than 100 local authority areas.

Orbit Independent Living provides support to enable people to live more independently, including through Care and Repair services.

Orbit Homes, our development and sales organisation, handles more than 1,000 homes a year. 

Orbit Services offers a full range of back office functions, and specialist support to external clients through Service Matters. Orbit Services also includes our Help to Buy agents

Behind the scenes, three directorates – people, resources and futures – provide support, insight and strategic services to the rest of the business.

Our executive team, headed by chief executive Paul Tennant, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business. It’s also responsible for its success, and reports to the Orbit Group board and divisional boards. Orbit’s board chair is Tessa Blackstone. Our leadership team is made up of the top 20 managers in the business and is responsible for providing further expertise to lead Orbit and its staff.