HTS Group Board Members

Our Board is accountable for our long-term success and they bring with them a proven track record from a broad range of experience to ensure a consistently high level of service delivery, long term growth, profitability and community and social responsibility for the organisation.
They direct the affairs of the group and are committed to the fundamental principles of compliance and governance within a growing LATCo sector.

HTS Group Ltd 

Michael Harrowven, Non-Exec Chair HTS Group

Michael Harrowven

Non-Executive Chair
3

Collectively offering more than two decades of shaping Boards and fulfilling complex needs on a domestic and international scale, Michael’s focus is on driving business stabilisation and growth by influencing key stakeholders, utilising diplomatic, persuasive communication techniques to ensure buy-in at all levels.

Michael brings a track record of successes across a wide range of environments, involving cross-functional, culturally diverse professionals to deliver world class solutions from a foundation of operational, tactical and fiscal strength.

Councillor Bob Davis, Director HTS Group

Cllr Bob Davis

Non-Executive Director
3

Bob Davis was first elected as a Labour councillor in 2002 and is currently vice chair of the Housing Standards Board.

He completed an engineering indentured apprenticeship and then worked in engineering for 30 years; he also ran a number of European Social Funded Projects working with partners in Italy, Germany and Greece.

Alex Morris, Finance Director & Company Secretary HTS Group

Alex Morris

Finance Director & Company Secretary
3

Alex is the Finance Director for HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd.  Alex has overall responsibility for all the Finance, Taxation and Governance compliance of the group.  He is also the Data Protection Officer.

He has over twenty years’ experience in Building, Construction and maintenance industries and worked for Kier for over 11 years on contracts in Luton, Hackney, Barking, Harrow and North Tyneside prior to being appointed to Harlow.

John Phillips, Managing Director HTS Group

John Phillips

Managing Director
3

John has overall responsibility for HTS and is the first point of contact for Harlow District Council.

John has over 30 years’ experience in the Public Sector at senior strategic levels, having previously worked for Homes for Islington (Islington Council’s ALMO) as Director of Property Services.

John has a detailed knowledge of local authorities’ asset management requirements, and the contractual arrangements required to coordinate ongoing maintenance, periodic refurbishment and large-scale capital works programmes.

HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd

Michael Harrowven, Non-Exec Chair HTS Group

Michael Harrowven

Non-Executive Chair
3

Collectively offering more than two decades of shaping Boards and fulfilling complex needs on a domestic and international scale, Michael’s focus is on driving business stabilisation and growth by influencing key stakeholders, utilising diplomatic, persuasive communication techniques to ensure buy-in at all levels.

Michael brings a track record of successes across a wide range of environments, involving cross-functional, culturally diverse professionals to deliver world class solutions from a foundation of operational, tactical and fiscal strength.

Councillor Bob Davis, Director HTS Group

Cllr Bob Davis

Non-Executive Director
3

Bob Davis was first elected as a Labour councillor in 2002 and is currently vice chair of the Housing Standards Board

He completed an engineering indentured apprenticeship and then worked in engineering for 30 years; he also ran a number of European Social Funded Projects working with partners in Italy, Germany and Greece and he is also a chair of Scrutiny.

John Phillips, Managing Director HTS Group

John Phillips

Managing Director
3

John has overall responsibility for HTS and is the first point of contact for Harlow District Council.

John has over 30 years’ experience in the Public Sector at senior strategic levels, having previously worked for Homes for Islington (Islington Council’s ALMO) as Director of Property Services.

John has a detailed knowledge of local authorities’ asset management requirements, and the contractual arrangements required to coordinate ongoing maintenance, periodic refurbishment and large-scale capital works programmes.

Alex Morris, Finance Director & Company Secretary HTS Group

Alex Morris

Finance Director & Company Secretary
3

Alex is the Finance Director for HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd.  Alex has overall responsibility for all the Finance, Taxation and Governance compliance of the group.  He is also the Data Protection Officer.

He has over twenty years’ experience in Building, Construction and maintenance industries and worked for Kier for over 11 years on contracts in Luton, Hackney, Barking, Harrow and North Tyneside prior to being appointed to Harlow.

Alex Morris, Finance Director & Company Secretary HTS Group

Eddie Johnson

Non-Executive Director
3

Councillor Johnson was first elected to the Great Parndon Ward on Harlow District Council In 2000. During this time up to present day he has undertaken the roles of Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Council, Chairman of the Environment committee, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for Governance. A board member of Harlow Renaissance.

HTS (Housing & Regeneration) Ltd

Michael Harrowven, Non-Exec Chair HTS Group

Michael Harrowven

Non-Executive Chair
3

Collectively offering more than two decades of shaping Boards and fulfilling complex needs on a domestic and international scale, Michael’s focus is on driving business stabilisation and growth by influencing key stakeholders, utilising diplomatic, persuasive communication techniques to ensure buy-in at all levels.

Michael brings a track record of successes across a wide range of environments, involving cross-functional, culturally diverse professionals to deliver world class solutions from a foundation of operational, tactical and fiscal strength.

John Phillips, Managing Director HTS Group

John Phillips

Managing Director
3

John has overall responsibility for HTS and is the first point of contact for Harlow District Council.

John has over 30 years’ experience in the Public Sector at senior strategic levels, having previously worked for Homes for Islington (Islington Council’s ALMO) as Director of Property Services.

John has a detailed knowledge of local authorities’ asset management requirements, and the contractual arrangements required to coordinate ongoing maintenance, periodic refurbishment and large-scale capital works programmes.

Alex Morris, Finance Director & Company Secretary HTS Group

Alex Morris

Finance Director & Company Secretary
3

Alex is the Finance Director for HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd.  Alex has overall responsibility for all the Finance, Taxation and Governance compliance of the group.  He is also the Data Protection Officer.

He has over twenty years’ experience in Building, Construction and maintenance industries and worked for Kier for over 11 years on contracts in Luton, Hackney, Barking, Harrow and North Tyneside prior to being appointed to Harlow.

Tony Durcan

Tony Durcan

Non-Executive Director
3

Tony is employed as a Senior Officer for the Royal college of Nursing Eastern region, was a senior nurse in the local Accident and Emergency dept in Harlow.

He was first elected in 1997 and has been a local councillor for the ward of Little Parndon and Hare street since 2020.

As a local councillor he has been mainly interested in regeneration and enterprise opportunities for Harlow.

A former president of a European group called European new towns platform based in Brussels .

Former leader and cabinet member for Harlow council.

Currently a governor with Harlow College and remains the Labour spokesperson on regeneration.

Tony Durcan

Nicky Purse

Non-Executive Director
3
Nicky purse was newly elected in May 2021 to ward councillor for Church Langley. Nicky has worked in the retail sector as Store Manager for 35 years for a global brand and market leader. Nicky’s role is to manage large teams of personnel to deliver the highest standards of service on the high street. Nicky is passionate about the environment and volunteers for many project across Harlow.
Tony Durcan

Clive Souter

Non-Executive Director
3

Councillor Clive Souter is both a District and County Councillor and has lived in Harlow since 1957, attending Brays Grove School. Clive has worked in the printing industry for 52 years, running his own print brokerage for 28.

He was elected to district council and served from 2008 to 2012 and from 2015 to present day. He chaired Harlow Council from 2019 to 2020 and raised over £12,000. He has been a County councillor since 2017.

His interests include travelling and playing golf.