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

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.

Jo Robinson

Jo has worked in social housing for 30 years and is Executive Director Governance & Compliance for large housing association, Optivo.

Ian Watson

Ian Watson is a chartered accountant with considerable non-executive Board and Committee experience in both the charitable and private sectors.