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

Maggie Cameron-Ratchford

Board Member

Maggie worked for a local council in the east end of London for over 20 years, mainly managing housing services - homelessness, housing advice, management of council housing and managing large projects. She joined the saha Board in 2011.

Anne McLoughlin

Interim Executive Director of Operations

With 30 years’ social housing experience Anne was previously Operations Director with a national specialist housing provider where she helped it to grow to the largest rural housing provider in the UK with a reputation for high quality energy efficient homes and services.

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.