Nigel Parrington BA FCIH

Chief Executive

Nigel Parrington commenced employment in social housing in 1975, initially in housing management as a trainee for London and Quadrant Housing Trust where he obtained the then Diploma in Housing Management from the IOH. In 1980 he became Deputy Area Manager after spending a period of time in all Departments.  In 1982 he was then appointed Area Housing Manager for Sanctuary Housing Association. In 1986 Nigel undertook a sabbatical and gained a Degree in Religious studies from Kings College. In 1989 he returned to housing as Area Manager for Hyde Housing Association.

In 1990 he was appointed Housing Manager for Kelsey Housing Association and in 1994 was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Executive, being responsible for all operational issues including regeneration, supported housing, resident involvement, customer services, maintenance and local authority liaison.

In 2001 he became New Business Director for Gallions Housing Association working in Thamesmead responsible for new development, community services and regeneration. His experience encompasses a wide range of housing association activities in both operational and corporate matters. Nigel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has been involved in a variety of NHF and CIH working groups and as a board member of other Housing Associations. Nigel is a Company Director of Kingsown. He joined Saha in 2004 as Chief Executive. Nigel is a deacon at his local Baptist Church, a motorbike enthusiast and a keen sports fan.


What SAHA means to me

“Saha is an organisation that seeks to develop itself and its staff by creating an environment where residents make their own choices and realise their own goals.”

Nigel Parrington

Chief Executive

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.

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.

Geanna Bray

Director of Housing Care and Support Services

Geanna joined Saha in June 2007 as Director of Housing Services. She has overall responsibility for the Agency Managed and Independent Quality Inspectorate (IQI) team; General Needs and Older People's Services; Directly Managed Services; and the Customer Service Centre team.