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Meet the Governing Board

The members of the board come from across the UK, from the public and private sector and bring with them a wealth of unique experience and knowledge.

Turlogh O'Brien »

My Description

Chair of the Governing Board


Karen Armitage »

My Description

Chief executive

Stafford and Rural Homes

Elaine Elkington »

My Description


Elaine Elkington and Associates 

Gordon Perry »

My Description

Chief executive

Accent Group

Will Nixon »

Will Nixon

Deputy chief executive

Aspire Group

Geraldine Howley »

Geraldine Howley

Chief executive


Keith Anderson »

My Description

Chief executive

Port of Leith Housing Association Ltd

Alison Inman »

My Description

Board member

Tenant Participation Advisory Service

Steve Trusler »

My Description

Accommodation sector leader

Laing O'Rourke

Julie Fadden »

My Description

Chief executive

South Liverpool Homes

Hiten Patel »

Hiten Patel

Project management office director

Micro Focus

Robert Grundy »

My Description

Head of housing division



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