John MacFarlane BA

Head of Capital Projects

John joined Saha in 2011. He manages the planned works programme, new developments and has responsibility for service contracts. He has particular skills in disposals and acquisitions and is currently involved in a programme of stock rationalisation, disposing of low demand stock and developing new homes in areas of high need.

John has worked forĀ 35 years for housing associations and has acquired a unique breadth and depth of experience, including five years running his own consultancy and ten years spent at director level for a large Registered Social Landlord.

John lists his specialties as Interim Management, Change Management, and Project Management.

John MacFarlane

Head of Capital Projects

Other SAHA Team Members

Alistair Heron

Board Member

Alistair is a partner in West Country firm of solicitors and specialises in commercial property. He has been involved in several homeless charities for a number of years and is also a musician and an active member of a large church in Exeter. He was appointed to the saha Board in March 2017.

Rich Blake-Lobb

Having worked for more than 10 years with young people in a variety of environments providing support, advocacy and empowerment to address a range of needs.

Stephen Bate

Head of Customer Services

Stephen is Head of Customer Services with specific responsibility for the management of the Customer Services Department, including contract management, repairs contract and rent recovery teams. He joined Saha in 2004.