Jennifer Laurent-Smart

Board 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 has experience of working strategically with senior management teams, providing support, advice and guidance in relation to equality and diversity and has a sound understanding of equality legislation and the principles of equality & diversity and inclusion. She has experience of main-streaming equality and building capacity within organisations to improve their equality practice.

Her previous roles have included: Equality and Diversity Manager for DWP (Jobcentre plus), London Race and Diversity Strategy Manager for the National Police Development Authority (formally Centrex), Specialist Diversity Advisor for the Metropolitan Police, and Senior Equality Practitioner for Brent Council.

Jennifer joined the saha Board in May 2014.

Jennifer Laurent-Smart

Board member

Other SAHA Team Members

Zafar Raja

Head of Finance

Zafar joined saha in 2010. Zafar is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA in Business Finance from the University of Lincoln.

Stephen Bate

Head of Housing Services (General Needs, Older People & Customer Services)

Stephen is Head of Housing Services (General Needs, Older People & Customer Services). He joined saha in 2004.

Andrew Smith

Head of Property Services

Andrew joined saha in January 2018. Andrew is responsible for Repairs and Maintenance managing Asset Managers to ensure all properties are safe, secure and compliant.

Andrew has 15 years management experience in housing managing Planned works, Asset Management, Compliance, Facilities Management, Project Management, Mechanical and Electrical works, servicing contracts, GIS mapping and cyclical repairs programmes.