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Claire Kober Pinnacle Group

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.


Mike Rhucroft

Director of Bidding and Growth

Mike began his career in high street recruitment before moving into the Welfare to Work market in 2003, undertaking a number of operational senior management roles before moving to Pinnacle People when it was established in 2008.  At Pinnacle People, Mike undertook a number of roles including director of sales and marketing, leading on a number of large and successful bids for the DWP.


In 2017, Mike took on the role as director of bidding and growth for the Sustain division of the Pinnacle Group.  Mike is responsible for leading a small but successful team to grow the sustain business in its current markets, whilst exploring opportunities to diversify into new markets.