People and Organisational Development Committee
Theresa is currently the CEO of a charity specialising in supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people. She is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and brings over 20 years experience of working within HR and organisational development roles across the public and not-for-profit sectors.
She is an EMCC Global Accredited Senior Practitioner and runs her own coaching and development business, is a Full Member of the Association of Business Mentors, and volunteers as a mentor/consultant for the Cranfield Trust.
Other SAHA Team Members
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.
Chair of the Board
Stephen joined Saha as the new Board Chair on 9 September 2022.
He has been the Chair of Fairhive Homes Ltd (formerly the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust) since 2016. Prior to that he was the Chair of Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association, a position he held for six years, and previously a Board member of the Metropolitan Support Trust. He brings a wealth of relevant experience as a non-executive Board member, a Chair and having had a varied career as a senior Civil Servant at the former Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
During his career as a Government advisor he worked in the housing and regeneration sectors as well as being responsible for the governance and oversight of a range of Government organisations. This has seen him deliver high profile projects, including the programme to expand the large scale private rented sector involving the Build to Rent fund, the Olympics Legacy, and delivering growth in the Thames Gateway Programme.
Executive Director Of Finance and ICT
Sam recently joined Saha from Lookahead and brings with her over 20 years experience in finance. Sam will assume the role of Executive Director of Finance and ICT and will also assume the responsibility of company secretary.