Chris is currently a director of a consultancy which specialises in social housing asset management. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from working with residents to improve building safety and to increase energy efficiency and is keen to use this knowledge to champion high quality outcomes for all Saha residents.
Chris started his career in construction 35 years ago and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Environmentalist. For the last 20 years he has worked in the social housing sector in a range of operational and strategic leadership roles. Having gained a thorough understanding of the benefits of supporting people into work and to increase the impact he can have in this area, Chris has recently become a STEM Ambassador to promote careers in the built environment.
Chris joined the Saha Operations Committee on 1 January 2023.
Bernadette has 30 years’ experience of working in social housing. She has worked for several local authorities, registered providers as well as the Housing Corporation and the Audit Commission.
She is currently the Assistant Director of Resident Services at the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team providing the full range of tenancy management services including, estates & environmental services, income collection, lettings, homeownership, resident engagement and supported housing.
She is committed to providing the best possible housing services by working with and for residents. She is particularly interested in the linkages between housing, health, and financial inclusion.
Bernadette joined the Saha Operations Committee on 1 January 2023.
Resident Committee Member – Lisa Roberts
Lisa is a Saha resident , and has been with Saha since 2017. Lisa works as a senior ward sister in a cardio thoracic unit and is very passionate about patient-centred care and looking after people . She has a special interest in helping others in the community and listening to residents’ needs and concerns . Lisa joined our newly formed Operations Committee as a Saha resident member in August 2022
Robert EastChair of the Operations Committee
Robert is currently the Director of Care & Support at Notting Hill Genesis. He has worked for over twenty years in the housing and voluntary sector in both an operational and strategic capacity at several housing associations and specialist support providers across London and the South East. Robert has substantial knowledge and experience in working with a range of vulnerable and marginalised groups of customers. More recently, he has successfully led on modernisation programmes within the supported housing sector.
Robert is committed to ensuring people, particularly from challenging backgrounds, can access and sustain good quality housing with appropriate levels of support to enable them to flourish and thrive in society.
Robert joined the Saha Board on 1 October 2022.
DavidResident Committee Member
I am a retired Civil Servant and have been a Saha resident since 2013.
I am a member of the T4R Scrutiny Panel; Panel membership enables me to engage fully with Saha in the promotion of ‘Resident Voice’ and Resident engagement.
I am a ‘Resident member’ within Saha’s Operations Committee, in which I can promote Co-production from a Resident perspective, and progress Resident involvement in Saha decision making to the full.
I am an ardent advocate for Resident involvement, and take great pride in being able to represent all Saha Residents through the work of the Panel and Committee, knowing that my contribution helps to further the work of Saha in its mission of Transforming Lives.
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.