Jo has worked in social housing for 30 years and is Executive Director Governance & Compliance for large housing association, Optivo. Originally a chartered surveyor, Jo’s first job in the sector was as a Housing Officer. She’s since held a wide range of roles including in home ownership, development, sales and risk. As well as responsibility for governance including regulation, she oversees resident scrutiny and involvement. She is passionate about social landlords showing they listen to their residents and care. Jo was appointed as an Independent member of the saha Governance and HR Committee in May 2019.
Other SAHA Team Members
Bob is Director of Regeneration for a large housing association. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, he has over 40 years’ experience of the social housing sector, primarily delivering housing services and regeneration. He was appointed to the saha Group Board in May 2019.
Ian Watson is a chartered accountant with considerable non-executive Board and Committee experience in both the charitable and private sectors.
Maggie worked for a local council in the east end of London for over 20 years, mainly managing housing services - homelessness, housing advice, management of council housing and managing large projects. She joined the saha Board in 2011.