Our People

Jennifer Laurent-Smart

Board Member

Jennifer has worked within the Equality and Diversity field for over 25 years in both the private and public sector. Her work involves developing initiatives to help main-stream equality and build capacity within organisations in order to improve their equality practice and enable them to identify the practical steps needed to ensure equality of opportunity and the inclusion of all people.
Jennifer is currently employed as Equality and Diversity Manager for The Salvation Army. She is passionate about exploring opportunities for inclusion and inter-cultural work and has a particular interest in the development of young people.
Jennifer joined the saha Board in May 2014 and also sits on the People and Organisational Development Committee.

Sajjad Iqbal

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.

Jo Robinson

Jo has worked in social housing for 30 years and is Executive Director Governance & Compliance for large housing association, Optivo.

Maureen Hopcroft

Board 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.

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