Ola Balogun MSc MBCS

Head of ICT

Ola’s role is to ensure the provision of Information Communications and Technology appropriate to the evolving needs of Saha and to develop and lead the ICT service in delivering effective, efficient and quality ICT that is aligned to the Association’s business objectives.

Ola studied Civil Engineering at University and developed a keen interest in ICT, having undertaken dissertations involving a great deal of computer programming. After working for a small private firm for a few years in an IT function, Ola joined Saha in 1996 as an IT Assistant. Over the years, he worked his way through various IT positions to his current role as Head of ICT.

Ola gets a buzz from the constant state of evolution of ICT, and thrives in playing a lead role in harnessing ICT through the delivery of ICT projects as a key enabler in ensuring the Association delivers its mission of ‘Transforming Lives’.

Outside of work, Ola is an active member of his local evangelical church, involved in choir singing, occasionally playing the cello in church services, community outreach, and in sharing the Christian faith. He also enjoys reading, playing table tennis and walking.

What Saha means to me:

“I find Saha a great place to work and am often excited in experiencing the various transitions the organisation has gone through over the years. I would describe Saha as a learning and dynamic organisation that is always aiming for excellence. Being a Christian, I intrinsically embrace the values of Saha, and enjoy being part of a great, friendly workforce committed to making a difference in people’s lives.”

Ola Balogun

Head of ICT

Other SAHA Team Members

Argiri Papathos

Director of Corporate Services and Company Secretary

Argiri joined saha’s Executive Management Team in February 2017.

As Director of Corporate Services Argiri oversees the work of the HR, IT and Business Support & Innovation Teams, leads on corporate governance and also undertakes the role of Company Secretary.

Andrew Taylor

Board Member

Andrew Taylor is a proven leader with a broad experience in the social housing sector and an extensive finance background. He was formerly Chief Executive of Sutton Housing Trust. He was appointed to the Saha Board in 2010 and is Chair of the Audit Committee.

Nigel Hills CPFA

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance

Nigel joined Saha in 1984 as a Finance Officer, when the Association owned just 10 hostel properties and one general needs scheme in Bournemouth. He became Director of Finance in 2004.