Executive Committee

Perry Lloyd

Perry Lloyd

Group Chief Executive

Perry is the Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive of Pinnacle Group. After university, where he studied economics and politics, Perry started his working life as a fund manager but soon left the City to co-found his own property services business in the early 1980s. It was this business that in the late ‘90s acquired two businesses which had commenced providing outsourced housing management services to Local Authorities in the UK. From this base, Perry has led the expansion of Pinnacle Group which is now a leading private sector provider of services and investment into the social and physical regeneration of communities.

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Christopher Hodson

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher is the Group’s Chief Financial Officer responsible for financial planning and reporting, management of financial and commercial risks and finance-related operations. He works alongside the Group Chief Executive producing detailed forecasts for business planning, risk management and strategic purposes.


Christopher has over 15 years of pan-European real estate industry experience, focusing on defining, creating and implementing financial strategies for the real estate market involved in structuring real estate transactions in excess of €1 billion.


Prior to joining Pinnacle, he worked for Lands Improvement Holdings, Resolution Property, Treasury Holdings, Blackrock and most recently was the Finance Director of Tunstall Real Estate.


Christopher is a Chartered Accountant having qualified at PwC in 2000.


Chris Turnbull

Managing Director – Pinnacle Regen

Chris joined Pinnacle in 2008. Since joining the business he has become an influential member of the management team directly supporting the work of the Managing Director, in developing Pinnacle Regen’s business interests. Chris leads on property investment, financial modelling and development appraisals and also managing exposure to market risk and accordingly in project identification, structuring and funding.

Chris has worked on a number of large-scale urban regeneration and development projects including Oval Quarter (Myatt’s Field North PFI), Inspiral Developments Oldham (Gateways to Oldham PFI) and Greenwich Peninsula. He has been heavily involved in the transaction of each of these deals with a focus on commercial viability, legal framework and funding structure. He now leads on delivering these projects from financial appraisal through to developing the sales and marketing strategy.

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Claire Kober

Director of Housing

Claire joined Pinnacle Group in May 2018 as Director of Housing to lead its delivery of high-quality and innovative housing management services. She sits on the Pinnacle Group executive committee.


Prior to joining Pinnacle, Claire spent a decade in local government as Leader of the London Borough of Haringey where she prioritised improving education outcomes for all children, wide-scale regeneration and delivering better housing. Claire is a former Chair of London Councils – the regional body that brings together the capital’s 32 boroughs to lobby for fairer funding and a better quality of life for Londoners and also represented the region on the London Enterprise Panel. She served as finance portfolio holder for the Local Government Association. In 2015, Claire was awarded an OBE for services to local government.

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Jim Saunders

Group Director of Business Development

Jim Saunders is Group Director of Business Development with particular responsibility for integrated, community-facing offers to the public sector that draw on the Group’s full delivery capacity and capability across all Pinnacle brands.

Jim has a Masters degree in Housing from the London School of Economics and began his housing career working for local authority housing departments in London over 25 years ago. Jim specialises in large scale, long-term Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and has extensive contacts in the housing sector within both central and local government.

Jim joined Pinnacle Group in 1996 and became a Director in 2001. He now leads on developing new business opportunities and co-ordinating all marketing activities.

Neil Euesden

Neil Euesden

Group Director of Operations

Neil has over 30 years’ experience in the UK’s housing sector. Before joining Pinnacle PSG in 1998, he spent 18 years in local government and eight years running his own facilities management business. After working in housing for the London Borough of Hackney, he left to set up his own business to provide facilities management services for both the public and private sectors. He was recruited by Pinnacle PSG to build the facilities management business alongside its social housing contracts.


Nick Wright

Group Director of Commercial & Legal

Nick has a Masters degree in Business Administration and began his career in the public sector working in IT, and financial / management information systems. Nick left in 1995 to join the original Pinnacle PSG team. In the early years Nick managed Pinnacle’s internal consultancy service, implementing a quality framework for the organisation and developing a financial modelling / bid analysis structure to tender for work under Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT) and subsequently Best Value. Roles including Regional Manager, Financial Controller and Commercial Director followed as the business grew.

Toby Heysham

Toby Heysham

Managing Director – Pinnacle Power

Toby has extensive experience in delivering heat based district energy and has worked on projects from 100kW to 87 MW of heat generating plant. He focuses on working with councils and developers to deliver the most innovative solution possible both financially and practically.

Toby worked in land mine clearance for Halo Trust before moving to work in finance at the Bank of New York Mellon. He left to join the Carbon Census as head of operations. He then co-founded Novapower and subsequently Pinnacle Power.