Resident at Catherine Baird Court, Balham London
I moved into my sheltered housing scheme, in October 2007. I was still working then, but retired at the end of May 2009. Since then I have become interested in issues that relate to older people. I am Chair of the Residents’ Association, and Deputy Chair of Wandsworth Older People’s Forum.
Why I got involved in the T4R Panel:
I volunteered to take part in the Scrutiny Panel to look at the housing schemes across the country. We had an induction session and it was good to meet up with members who I would be working with.
Our first Inspection:
Was at Victoria Court. I found this very interesting as it is a very different scheme from the one I live in. We met tenants and got their views and with this information we compiled our individual reports that were combined with the north T4R panel and submitted to Board. We are learning as we are going along and have been given some training. I have enjoyed this and it’s good to see other schemes and meet the people living in them.
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.
Stephen trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the profession for the first seven years of his career. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has previous experience on the board of charities and on the Audit Committee for The Salvation Army; he is also on the board of a social housing provider in London and was previously on the Audit Committee for two NHS acute trusts.
He retired to Buckinghamshire after 35 years at board level in Retail Banks and Insurance companies as Chief Financial Officer, Risk Director, IT Director and Chief Executive Officer in the UK and Europe. Stephen joined the saha Board in February 2022.
Lynne joined saha’s Executive Management Team in January 2022 as Executive Director of Corporate Services. Lynne is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience. She is an established leader in the Housing Sector and has held executive positions in the private and housing association sectors for over 26 years