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Executive Team


A small and focused Executive Team oversees the day-to-day running of Coastline Housing, and is able to respond quickly on strategic matters.

Allister Young

Chief Executive

Allister originally joined Coastline as Director of Finance in 2012, before becoming CEO in 2014.  


After studying Physics at the University of Edinburgh he qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. His previous roles include Assistant Director of Finance at the Peabody Trust, and Director of Finance & Resources at Tree Aid (an African development charity).  


He is a board member of PlaceShapers (a national family of placed based social housing organisations), and a member of the Cornwall Strategic Housing Group and the National Housing Federation’s Sustainability Strategy Group.

Louise Beard

Louise Beard

Deputy CEO with responsibility for Housing, Assets and Communities

Louise joined Coastline in November 2007 and has an excellent and demonstrable record of accomplishment of strategic leadership at senior executive level within the housing, care and support sector. She has 29 years’ experience in social housing, 15 at Director level, and a genuine belief in affordable housing and improving quality of life, health and wellbeing for customers.


Louise is the responsible individual with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the Extra Care service at Miners Court, Redruth for Coastline.


She has been a voluntary Trustee for Shared Lives South West since 2014. Shared Lives (formerly Adult Placement) provides accommodation, care and support for vulnerable adults in Somerset, Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay and Devon. She also chairs the CLLD Coast to Coast Local action group.

David Wingham

David Wingham

Director of Human Resources and Governance

A qualified Chartered Secretary, David has a wide range of business experience having worked in the private, public and not for profit sectors. Since moving to Cornwall in 2001, he has worked as Company Secretary for Penwith Housing Association and as Group Company Secretary for the Devon and Cornwall Housing Trust.


David completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration at Southampton in 1997 and qualified as a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2006.

Nathan Mallows

Nathan Mallows

Director of Finance and ICT

Nathan is a chartered accountant with over 15 years’ finance experience. Prior to his current role, Nathan was Consultant Director of Finance at Women’s Pioneer Housing and ran his own social housing consultancy business.


He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has also worked as Director of Finance at North Hertfordshire Homes and Commercial Finance Director at A2Dominion.

Chris Weston

Chris Weston

Director of Development and Commercial Services

Chris is driving Coastline’s development programme, which continues to bring much-needed new affordable homes to Cornwall.


He joined Coastline with over 20 years’ experience and knowledge of development, construction and customer service in the private sector. Most recently Chris was Operations Director for Miller Homes, one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, where he was responsible for the Southern Region and has overseen a growth from 200 homes to a pipeline of 500 homes per year.


He also provides the executive lead for Coastline Services who offer a variety of maintenance services to different customers.

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