Nigel Hills CPFA

Chief Executive and Board Member

Nigel’s career started in Midland Bank where he worked for six years in both a local and a London West End branch. Nigel joined saha in 1984 as a Finance Officer when the Association owned just 10 hostel properties and one general needs scheme in Bournemouth. Nigel was then able to pursue his accountancy qualifications whilst progressing his career within the Association. He became Director of Finance in 2004. Nigel is also a company Director of Kingsown Property Limited and saha Development Company, both wholly owned subsidiaries of saha. Nigel is a qualified Chartered Public Finance Accountant. In 2019 Nigel was successfully appointed to the post of Chief Executive.

Personal Interests: Nigel is a member of The Salvation Army and also a Leicester City supporter. His hobbies include playing squash and participating in brass band music making.

What saha means to me:

“In December 2014 I will have spent 30 years working at saha and my sense of purpose in working for the organisation remains undiminished. I am very fortunate to have been able to spend most of my career at such an organisation – if the mission statement ‘Transforming Lives’ cannot enthuse you on a dreary Monday morning, I am not sure what else can!”

Nigel Hills CPFA

Chief Executive and Board Member

Other SAHA Team Members

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.

Maureen Hopcroft

Board Member

Maureen brings 30 years technology expertise gained across the private, public and third sectors. She is now an independent technology consultant and has delivered outcomes for several housing associations, ranging from some of the largest organisations to more specialist providers. Maureen is currently chair of a specialist London housing association and is on the NHF’s Board member national group. She was appointed to the saha Group Board in May 2019.

Sean Hughes

Executive Director of Operations

Sean joined saha in 2019 and has worked in housing for over twenty years. In that time he has held a number of senior strategic and operational roles in housing associations and local authorities.