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Webinars series – responding to the COVID-19 impact for Housing Associations


This webinar was part of a series of updates for our Housing Association clients in response to the new challenges facing their business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over sixty clients joined this latest webinar to hear from the Centrus team on a range of issues and updates including the economic impact, the impact on Housing Associations’ business planning, including Stress Testing, Liquidity & Rating, how to adapt their planning and the general support offered from lenders.

Tony Oakley In these difficult and challenging times it is vital that we remain connected with our clients and help and support them with the range of issues they face as a result of the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic through a series of regular webinars and workshops.


Tony Oakley – Director

Tony has over 30 years’ experience in Commercial Banking and was the former Head of Social Housing at Lloyds Bank specialising in bank funding, restructuring/renegotiations and mergers/distressed situations. Up until March 2018 he spent 14 years at Lloyds Bank working exclusively with UK Affordable Housing providers.


Phil Jenkins – Managing Director

Phil draws upon 20 years of investment banking and advisory experience across derivatives, commercial banking, structuring and debt capital markets. He has advised a range of well-known companies on funding strategies, re-negotiations & capital raisings. Phil previously worked in the Infrastructure division of RBC Capital Markets and the Fixed Income division of Hambros Bank.

Jonathan Clarke – Managing Director

Jonathan is a corporate treasurer with a wealth of financing, structuring and financial planning & strategy experience across the infrastructure, residential & real estate sectors.  After qualifying at EY, he worked at Partnerships UK, PWC, Genesis HA and M&G Real Estate.

Maria Goroh – Director

Maria has 10 years of capital markets experience covering institutional investors primarily on investment grade credit side in mainland Europe, the UK and US at Nomura, Citigroup and most recently TradeRisks. She has worked with leading UK, European and US insurers, pension funds and asset managers on transactions backed by housing, student accommodation, social infrastructure and local authorities.

Sam Goldman – Director

Sam Goldman is an experienced corporate finance professional, having spent over 12 years working in banking and advisory roles. This experience has covered a range of sectors and transaction types in the UK and Australia, including public bond, private placement and banking deals, as well as credit rating advice. Sam previously worked at JC Rathbones, providing debt, derivative and treasury advice to social infrastructure clients in the social housing, care and education sectors.

Tom Miller – Senior Associate

Tom is an experienced Financial Modeller and Business Planning Analyst. Tom previous experience includes working for Catalyst Housing Association as part of their FP&A function where he was responsible for development project appraisals and financial business planning. Before his time at Catalyst, Tom spent time at UBS working in the Risk and Exposure Team in the control function.