Resident in Willesden
I have been in social housing since 2005 with St Mungos, Willesden Free Churches Housing Association and in 2010 I moved across to saha. I am chairman of Harlesden Town Team. We have over 2000 members, and I sit on 2 boards, am a member of 3 forum groups and sit on 3 government committees. I also promote peer to peer support in Brent.
Why I got involved in the T4R Panel:
I got involved in the T4R Panel because I think that by looking at how saha works, we can bring our life experience to the governance of saha and actively improve the services for us, the residents, today and also for future residents. I enjoy every minute I spend with the team.
We chose the areas we wanted to scrutinise in the fist year. Following the work we have done so far, I have been impressed with the response from saha.
Other SAHA Team Members
Lieut-Colonel Drew McCombe
Drew has been a Salvation Army officer in his local church and has always tried to plant new ministries and congregations with a keen edge towards social justice; had leadership roles for The Salvation Army at divisional and national level. Currently Secretary for Mission with responsibilities for the oversight of mission across the UK based at The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters. Drew was appointed to the Saha board in 2020 and is also a director of the Salvation Army Trustee company in the UK.
Married to soul mate Beverley, 3 fantastic grown up children, Daryn, Cathryn and Eloise. Now a grandad to Harry, James, Ollie and Maya. Passionately in love with God the Father, Son and Spirit, mission agitator and covenanted to The Salvation Army. MA in Evangelism and Mission.
Resident Committee Member – Lisa Roberts
Lisa is a Saha resident , and has been with Saha since 2017. Lisa works as a senior ward sister in a cardio thoracic unit and is very passionate about patient-centred care and looking after people . She has a special interest in helping others in the community and listening to residents’ needs and concerns . Lisa joined our newly formed Operations Committee as a Saha resident member in August 2022
Stephen trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the profession for the first seven years of his career. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has previous experience on the board of charities and on the Audit Committee for The Salvation Army; he is also on the board of a social housing provider in London and was previously on the Audit Committee for two NHS acute trusts.
He retired to Buckinghamshire after 35 years at board level in Retail Banks and Insurance companies as Chief Financial Officer, Risk Director, IT Director and Chief Executive Officer in the UK and Europe. Stephen joined the saha Board in February 2022.