Paul PhillipsBoard Member
Paul is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Notting Hill Genesis (NHG).
He has worked at NHG and its predecessor Notting Hill Housing Trust for over 16 years and has over 40 years’ experience of housing association finance.
Gregory LomaxChair of the Board
Greg has worked in the social housing sector for many years both as a Chief Executive of several housing associations, as a Board member of Registered providers in England and more recently, as a member of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
Sean HughesExecutive Director of Operations
Sean has worked in housing for close to twenty five years and in that time he has held a number of senior strategic and operational roles in housing associations and local authorities.
Sean joined saha in 2019 and in his role as Executive Director of Operations, Sean leads the full range of operational services with responsibility for health and safety compliance, planned maintenance, repairs, property management including disposals and leases, housing management of our general needs, supported and agency managed housing provision, allocations, income recovery, customer services and resident involvement."
Lieut-Colonel Drew McCombe
Bio to follow
Sajjad is currently an Executive Director at The Centre for Inclusive Leadership, having previously spent over 10 years in the NHS working within large Acute Trusts as a senior HR professional.
John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Previously he was Director of Finance at Estuary Housing Association for 5 years and Finance Director at Toynbee Housing Association for 16 years.
Suzanne ForsterStrategic Consultant
A finance and business improvement professional, with over twenty five years experience advising and operating at a senior executive level within the affordable housing sector.
Jo has worked in social housing for 30 years and is Executive Director Governance & Compliance for large housing association, Optivo.
Maureen HopcroftBoard Member
Maureen brings 30 years technology expertise gained across the private, public and third sectors. She is now an independent technology consultant and has delivered outcomes for several housing associations, ranging from some of the largest organisations to more specialist providers. Maureen is currently chair of a specialist London housing association and is on the NHF’s Board member national group. She was appointed to the saha Group Board in May 2019.
Andrew LawrenceBoard Member
Andrew Lawrence is a Chartered Accountant and combines work as Chairman of the Board of Bron Afon Community Housing with a wide portfolio of non-executive director roles within the charity and public sectors and in insurance and social housing. Andrew has a special interest in corporate governance, strategic leadership, risk management, cultural change and innovation.
Andrew is part of a large church in South Wales and serves as a Street Pastor on the streets of Cardiff. He joined the saha Board in April 2019.
Ian Watson is a chartered accountant with considerable non-executive Board and Committee experience in both the charitable and private sectors.
Alistair HeronBoard Member
Alistair is a partner in West Country firm of solicitors and specialises in commercial property. He has been involved in several homeless charities for a number of years and is also a musician and an active member of a large church in Exeter. He was appointed to the saha Board in March 2017.
Nigel Hills CPFAChief Executive and Board Member
Nigel joined saha in 1984 as a Finance Officer, when the Association owned just 10 hostel properties and one general needs scheme in Bournemouth. He became Director of Finance in 2004 and Chief Executive in 2019.
Peter TaylorBoard Member
Peter has worked in construction since leaving school, gaining experience with John Laing Construction, and rising to senior management positions with Laing Homes and Lovell Partnership. He has a Salvation Army background and is passionate about the work and ministry of the Army. He was appointed to the saha Board in December 2015.
Jennifer Laurent-SmartBoard member
Jennifer has been working as an equality and diversity practitioner for over 15 years and has experience of working in both the private and public sector. She joined the saha Board in May 2014.