John Upsher

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Previously he was Director of Finance at Estuary Housing Association for 5 years and Finance Director at Toynbee Housing Association for 16 years. John is also a board member and vice chair of Advance Housing and a trustee and vice chair of a multi academy trust. He was appointed to the saha Audit and Risk Committee in February 2013.

John Upsher

Other SAHA Team Members

Suzanne Forster

Interim Executive Director of Finance

A finance and business improvement professional, with over twenty five years experience advising and operating at a senior executive level within the affordable housing sector.

Sajjad Iqbal

Sajjad is currently an Executive Director at The Centre for Inclusive Leadership, having previously spent over 10 years in the NHS working within large Acute Trusts as a senior HR professional.

Peter Taylor

Board Member

Peter has worked in construction since leaving school, gaining experience with John Laing Construction, and rising to senior management positions with Laing Homes and Lovell Partnership. He has a Salvation Army background and is passionate about the work and ministry of the Army. He was appointed to the saha Board in December 2015.