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

Ruby Judt

Board Members

Ruby is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience. Having worked in a number of senior finance roles in the commercial sector, Ruby moved to the not for profit sector as Director of Finance.

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.

Nigel Hills CPFA

Chief Executive and Board Member

Nigel joined saha in 1984 as a Finance Officer, when the Association owned just 10 hostel properties and one general needs scheme in Bournemouth. He became Director of Finance in 2004 and Chief Executive in 2019.