Raj is the Associate Director of People for the New Hospital Programme at NHS England. She has had an extensive career within the NHS fulfilling a number of senior strategic roles and has also been a Director in the People and Organisation practice at PwC.
Raj holds a BA (English and Sociology) from the University of British Columbia, Canada; an MSc Leadership in Human Resources from UMIST and is a chartered fellow of the CIPD.
Raj is a non-Executive Director at Slough Children’s First where she also chairs two sub-committees.
Raj joined the Saha Board on 1 August 2022.
Other SAHA Team Members
Bernadette has 30 years’ experience of working in social housing. She has worked for several local authorities, registered providers as well as the Housing Corporation and the Audit Commission.
She is currently the Assistant Director of Resident Services at the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team providing the full range of tenancy management services including, estates & environmental services, income collection, lettings, homeownership, resident engagement and supported housing.
She is committed to providing the best possible housing services by working with and for residents. She is particularly interested in the linkages between housing, health, and financial inclusion.
Bernadette joined the Saha Operations Committee on 1 January 2023.
Andrew Lawrence is a Chartered Accountant and combines work as Chairman of the Board of Bron Afon Community Housing with a wide portfolio of non-executive director roles within the charity and public sectors and in insurance and social housing. Andrew has a special interest in corporate governance, strategic leadership, risk management, cultural change and innovation.
Andrew is part of a large church in South Wales and serves as a Street Pastor on the streets of Cardiff. He joined the saha Board in April 2019.
Maureen brings 30 years technology expertise gained across the private, public and third sectors. She is now an independent technology consultant and has delivered outcomes for several housing associations, ranging from some of the largest organisations to more specialist providers. Maureen is currently chair of a specialist London housing association and is on the NHF’s Board member national group. She was appointed to the saha Group Board in May 2019.