board and senior team

 

Board of Management 

Our Management Board is formed of a maximum of twelve members. Skills represented on the Board include finance, housing design and development, risk, housing management, legal, asset management and sustainability. Our Board recognises the importance of robust governance and Members undertake annual appraisals of individual and collective performance. 

 

Board Members

Paul Calland MICH

Chair

Retired Senior Executive

Paul has 42 years’ experience in the social housing sector, most recently Managing Director of South Northhants Homes and Group Director of Assets Grand Union Housing.

Rowan Carstairs

Consultant and Property entrepreneur

An entrepreneur with a proven skill set and track record in both property and education.
Consulting representative for The National Landlords Association.
Chair Guildford Sunset Homes, Non-Executive Member Riverside Group, Chair Residence Scrutiny Panel Suffolk Housing

Bob Hughes

Board Member Elect

Retired Senior Executive

A qualified housing professional with experience of Chair and NED roles in local and national Registered Providers. Chair of Mole Valley Housing Association, Board Member of Circle Housing. Former Head of Quality and Improvement and Business Improvement Director with Amicus Horizon Housing Group, and Assistant Director of Housing with South London Family Housing Association.

 

Martin Large

Board Member Elect

Retired CEO

CEO to Dec 15 of GLE Group, a leading SME focused property regeneration and business services organisation. NED at Hexagon Housing Association and its Lead Board Member for Value for Money.

Vicki March BA (Hons) Dip.Arch

Vice Chair

Sustainability Consultant

Architect experienced in delivering sustainability in housing. Sustainable Homes Assessor.
MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies
Experience as Development Manager Housing Association
Project Manager for a Housing Corporation Innovation and Good Practice research project

Gordon Mattocks CIPFA

Board Member Elect

Retired Accountant

40 years’ experience in public sector finance and audit. Worked in new towns, local government, higher education and latterly for 15 years in social housing. Member of various boards/ audit/ risk/ finance committees, including currently Board member of Inquilab and Ekaya housing associations.

Audit committee member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and member of the technical Audit Panel of CIPFA, representing the housing sector.

Ruth Trown FCIH

Principal Housing Consultant

Experience in the social housing sector over 24 years
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Housing
Experience covers Estate and Housing Management and Development. Expertise is in RSL diversification into alternative activities such as development for sale, market rent, management for other landlords, leasehold and commercial property management.

Alison Young FCCA

Accountant and Head of Finance

Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Has held senior finance positions for over 14 years. She has 7 years’ senior finance experience in the housing sector including Peabody and Genesis. She now has her own consultancy company advising a number of small housing associations on housing finance matters.

 

Executive

Diana Kingdon FCIS MBA

Executive

Chief Executive/Secretary

Diana has over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles. She has considerable experience of property management and support services, and strategic planning, financial and company secretarial matters. In her current role, she is responsible for working with Greenoak’s Board to set the strategic direction of the organisation.

Adrian Buffery MSc

Executive

Director of Development

Adrian is responsible for leading on new business and development and oversees our asset management re-investment. He has extensive experience in housing development and planning in Housing Associations and Local Authorities. He is experienced in policy and service delivery in a variety of voluntary and public bodies.

Adrian’s work at Greenoak has sought to ensure that our homes are built to meet priority needs and maintained to a high quality standard including energy efficiency. He leads on new business ventures and partnerships and provides technical support to our asset management team.

 

Senior Staff Team

Berni Rigby

Senior Staff Team

Accountant

Berni is a Financial and Management Accountant. His current role is Finance Manager for Greenoak with overall responsibility for effective financial services and maintaining the Association’s financial records and IT system. He is responsible for two finance and rent officers. Berni has had over 30 years’ accountancy experience including 20 in the NHS.

Karen Novell MRICS

Senior Staff Team

Technical Services Manager

Karen is responsible for all day to day, planned and cyclical, refurbishment of Greenoak’s properties in management. She also manages Greenoak’s Direct Labour team of four multi-skilled operatives. They cover most response repairs, voids, and replacement of kitchens and bathrooms, and achieve very high satisfaction feedback from tenants.

Karen is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in social housing. She has worked mainly dealing with repairs and maintenance, planned works and new build but has also worked in housing management so has a good understanding of all aspects in dealing with staff and tenants.

Stephanie Harris

Senior Staff Team

Housing and Support Manager

Stephanie is a highly experienced manager, she has worked in her current role for over 8 years. Her team manages and provides housing management and support services to residents at 6 schemes for older people in Woking. Stephanie and her team support tenants to help them remain independent. She is also responsible for managing leasehold retirement schemes in Eastbourne, Hastings, a small rural over 60s rented scheme in Loxwood, Sussex and a scheme of 24 properties for the over 60’s in Oxted Surrey.