The team - Executive management

Torus needs the highest calibre of leadership, vision and energy to realise its aspirations.

Executive Management team:

Day to day the strategic direction of Torus and its operational activities is run by an experienced and talented Executive Management Team. You can find out more about the team below:

Cath Murray-Howard

Chief Operating Officer

With a passion for delivering high quality operational services and improving the living environments of people, Cath will oversee Torus’ Commercial Contracting (HMS), Assets, Housing and Torus Foundation.

Cath has a strong track record of leadership, operational delivery, transformation and cultural development. Before joining Torus, Cath held numerous high-profile positions including Chief Operating Officer at Mersten Group, Director of Strategy and Business Development at The Disabilities Trust and Deputy CEO at Community Integrated Care, a charity focused on older people and people with learning disabilities.


Steve Coffey

Group CEO

A passionate advocate for high-quality affordable housing in the North West, Steve is responsible for Torus’ overall strategic direction, performance and development.

Before joining Torus, he led LMH from the 2008 stock transfer and spearheaded the creation of a strong, diversified and award-winning housing group with a distinct social purpose during his 10 years as LMH Group Chief Executive. Steve has held a number of senior executive positions within the North West Social Housing sector in a career spanning over 20 years.


Peter Fieldsend

Chief Financial Officer

Peter oversees Torus’ financial core with a focus on Business Assurance, Finance, Organisational Development, ICT & Transformation and Developments operations.

Previously Executive Director (Resources) at LMH since 2008, he works to ensure the group has the right resources, approach and values to deliver consistent service excellence across all business areas. Peter is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with significant Finance Director experience across a range of private sector businesses.