Andrew Lawrence

Board 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.

Andrew Lawrence

Board Member

Other SAHA Team Members

Paul Phillips

Interim Chair of the Board

Paul has been the senior finance professional at a number of Registered Providers over a 40 year career. Until his retirement in July 2021, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Notting Hill Genesis and before that of Notting Hill Housing Trust.

Paul joined the saha Board in December 2020 and chairs the Board on an interim basis.

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.

Sean Hughes

Executive 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."

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