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 for 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

Bob Beaumont

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.

Andrew Lawrence

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.

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 joined the saha Board in May 2014.