Nigel Hills CPFA

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance

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.

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

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance

Other SAHA Team Members

Stephen Bate

Head of Customer Services

Stephen is Head of Customer Services with specific responsibility for the management of the Customer Services Department, including contract management, repairs contract and rent recovery teams. He joined Saha in 2004.

Commissioner John Matear

Board Member

Commissioner John Matear is a retired Salvation Army Officer. He served for 34 years in a variety of appointments, latterly as Territorial Commander in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. He was appointed Chair of Saha in September 2012.

John MacFarlane

Head of Capital Projects

John joined Saha in 2011. He manages the planned works programme, new developments and has responsibility for service contracts.