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The Board

In order to provide a quality housing service that meets the needs and demands of tenants, we have an experienced and trained Board of Directors.

The Board decides on the direction of the organisation and is accountable to residents and to the government.

 

David Biggs | Chair

With nearly three decades experience operating as a senior executive, David has worked in property in both private and public sectors. A former Finance Director, he recently stepped down as Managing Director of Network Rail Property after 11 years'. His customer-focused approach to placemaking showed how stations can be a catalyst for regeneration - creating a hub for communities and becoming destinations in their own right. Embracing partnerships with developers, David has overseen many commercial ventures such as the landmark £1.4bn Arches portfolio sale, major upgrades at London Bridge station, and the unlocking of land for more than 10,000 homes.

 

Trudi Kleanthous | Vice Chair

Trudi has worked in social housing for 40 years' within both local authorities and housing associations. Trudi has held a number of Executive Director roles covering both operational and back office support functions. 

 

Chris Fawcett

Chris has worked for over 20 years' as a Financial Director with responsibility for areas such as information technology, human resources and operations. Chris has experience in public company reporting, fundraising, acquisitions and stock market flotations.

 

Jaine Cresser 

Jaine has worked in the social housing sector for over 30 years' and is an experienced leader, covering housing management, property and repairs, as well as asset management and investment. Her specific skills are around change management, staff engagement and empowerment and transformation of services. Jaine is passionate in ensuring that services are customer focussed. 

 

Rebecca Lewis 

Rebecca has over ten years' experience in the real estate sector. With a background as a chartered surveyor, Rebecca has worked at Grainger Plc, spearheading the creation and delivery of Grainger Trust, the first for profit housing association in the UK. Further experience followed at PfP Capital where Rebecca worked for the PRS Joint Venture with the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Rebecca now works at Morgan Sindall Investment Limited, working in Joint Venture partnerships with Local Authorities to deliver mixed tenure regeneration schemes.

 

Steve Nunn

Steve has worked in the Housing sector for over 30 years' across all disciplines including housing management, operations, property services, shared ownership, estate and social regeneration and development.

 

Rosalind Rowe 

Ros has more than 30 years' experience in property taxation and deals. As a tax partner at a global firm Ros provided advice to housebuilders, housing associations and investors on housing projects while also developing initiatives with Government to increase the supply of housing. 

 

Nicci Statham 

Nicci brings over 25 years' of experience from the private, non-profit and public sectors. Nicci originally started out her career as an accountant working in finance for over 15 years' and then project management. Since 2007 Nicci has been an executive coach and leadership trainer, specialising in behaviour change. Nicci is passionate about personal development, building powerful relationships and empowering others to transform their results by changing their attitude and behaviour. 

 

Paul Tyrrell 

Paul is a professional commercial banker with over 35 years' of experience in the finance industry. Paul has spent more than 20 years of his career lending to the social housing sector. As well as finance Paul’s skills include leadership, collaboration and is passionate about customer service and teamwork. 

 

Our Chief Executive, Steve Woodcock is also a Board Member.

Steve Woodcock | Chief Executive Officer

Steve brings a wide range of experience from working at an executive level at a number of registered providers within the sector, including Network Homes, Clarion and more recently, smaller providers Red Kite and Housing Solutions. He is passionate about providing a quality service to customers and in helping to provide more homes to those in the greatest need.