View our available mentors

The CIH mentoring programme is open to all CIH member grades, except for student and non-paying members. Working with a mentor can help you to increase your personal knowledge and understanding of housing, obtain advice, help and encouragement in establishing your own career development plan, and provide a confidential and safe environment in which to explore your career options.

Browse the mentor profiles below to find a mentor for your area of interest. Then select at least three mentors you would like to connect with. The CIH team will match you with one mentor from your selection. Please add the names of the selected mentors to the request mentoring form.

 

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Mentor

Current job role

Location

 

Career specialisations

 

 

Mentoring topics

 

Years of experience in the industry

Spoken languages 

Abul Hussain

Affordable Housing Relationship Manager

London

Allocations and lettings
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Income management
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Strategic thinking

14

English, Bengali & basic Hindi/Urdu

Adam Clark

Assistant Housing Director

Norwich

Housing management

Building resilience

9

English

Adele Fraser

Chief Executive

Glasgow

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behavior
Asset management
Development and procurement
Estate management
Finance
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

30

English, French

Alex Morrish

Interim neighborhood manager

North West - Stockport

Estate management
Housing management

Building resilience
Career planning and career change

24

English

Andrei Szatkowski

Executive director of operations

Manchester/Stoke

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behavior
Asset management
Development and procurement
Estate management
Housing management
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

29

 

Andrew Shorter

Procurement manager

London

Development and procurement
Estate management
Housing management
Repairs and maintenance

Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing confidence as a manager
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

20+

English, French, Italian (beginner level)

Anna Evans

Director

Edinburgh, Scotland

Allocations and lettings
Asset management
Finance
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

25

English

Antony Hedges

Head of digital engagement

Eastern - Norwich

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Housing management
Income management
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

15

English

Bayo Igoh

Business & leadership coach

London & South East

Estate management

Building networks
Building resilience
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills

10

English

Bryony Willett

CEO

Glasgow

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Development and procurement
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

11

English

Carol McTaggart

Group director of development

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Asset management
Development and procurement
Estate management
Regeneration
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Strategic thinking

20+

English

Catherine Cole

Assistant Director Housing & Communities

Worcester

Housing management

Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

22

English

Christopher Davies

Performance Manager

Bridgend, South Wales

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Housing management
Income management
Strategy and policy
Environmental Management

Building networks
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Environmental Management

16

English

Claire Flowers

Head of Housing Development

Cambridge

Development and procurement

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Developing confidence as a manager
Strategic thinking

17

English

David Moreland

Director

South/South west

Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Strategic thinking

25

English

Dennis O’Higgins

Senior Manager

Congleton

Finance
Income management
Repairs and maintenance
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

6

English

Dez Tanser

Housing Strategy and Enabling Officer

East Midlands

Development and procurement
Homelessness/housing advice
Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change
Developing confidence as a manager
Strategic thinking

27

English

Emma Lindley

Quality & Standards Manager

East Midlands

Allocations and lettings
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Career planning and career change
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Strategic thinking

8

 

Evonne Hudson

Chief Executive at IndigoBlu Consultancy Ltd

Northamptonshire

Homelessness/housing advice

Developing confidence as a manager

25

English

Faisal Butt

Lead commissioner, housing

Barnet, London

Allocations and lettings
Homelessness/housing advice
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict

15

English

Francis Bourke

Operations Director

Totnes, South Devon

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Estate management
Housing management
Income management
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

25

English

Gary Dalziel

Chief Executive

Glasgow

Strategy and policy

Developing leadership skills

26

English

Graham De Max

Housing strategy and partnership manager

Nottingham

Allocations and lettings
Estate management
Housing management
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Career planning and career change
Strategic thinking

30

English

Greg Adesina

Business development partner

West Midlands

Development and procurement
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change

25

English, Yoruba

Gurmeet Virdi

Head of Service (Business Change Lead)

Leeds

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Development and procurement
Estate management
Housing management
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change

33

English

Helen Ankrah

Operational Manager

Ghana

Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Development and procurement
Estate management
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Income management
Regeneration
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

14 +

English

Helen Wordsworth

Managing Director

Pontefract

Asset management
Development and procurement
Housing management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Strategy and policy

Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

30

English

Holly Dagnall

Director of Homes and Wellbeing

Nottingham

Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

18

English

Ian Bell

Retired

North West

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Estate management
Finance
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Income management
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy
Environmental Management

Building networks
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills

35

English

Ian Johnson

Director of Property Services

North East England

Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Estate management
Housing management
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

20+

English

Jennifer Elliott

Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Only for mentees in Tyne and Wear area

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management

Dealing with conflict

10

English

Jonathan Graham

Income Manager

Newcastle, Carile, Workington

Income management

Facilitating change

13

English

Ka-Nam Lay

Retired- Contact by Email only

Isle of Man

Estate management

Strategic thinking

32

English

Karen Dusgate

Chief executive

Wales - Swansea

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Regeneration
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing confidence as a manager
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

30

English

Katherine Proctor

Head of Service

Leeds

Asset management
Housing management
Repairs and maintenance

Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills

17

English

Katrina Hamilton

Customer Engagement

Scotland

Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

20

English

Ken Breslin

Local Office Manager

Waterloo Place, West Area

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management

Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change

20

English

Linda Adair Whittaker

Chief executive officer

Wales - Neath Port Talbot

Finance
Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

25+

English

Marianne Upton

Sub-regional Home-Link Manager

Cambridgeshire

Allocations and lettings
Homelessness/housing advice

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change

19

English

Melanie Brain

Head Of Housing Strategy Partnerships

Truro Cornwall

Allocations and lettings
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change

22

English

Michael Guest

Housing consultant

South East

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Development and procurement
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

44

English

Mike Bruce

Chief executive, Weslo Housing Management

Scotland -West Lothian

Allocations and lettings
Estate management
Housing management
Repairs and maintenance
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Dealing with conflict
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

40

English

Nile Istephan

CEO

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Development and procurement
Human resources/organisational development
Regeneration
Strategy and policy

 

25

English

Nimisha Patel

Group Head of Housing

London

Housing management
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Career planning and career change
Developing leadership skills
Strategic thinking

19

English

Oliver Chamberlain

Consultant

Sheffield

Development and procurement

Building networks

40

English

Paul David Smith

Executive coach /mentor and chair of Pierhead HA

North West - Liverpool

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Development and procurement
Estate management
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

42

English

Paul Woollam

Director for customer excellence

East Midlands - Gainsborough, Lincolnshire/Sheffield

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

31

English

Philippa Mckenna

Project Delivery Manager

Coalville, Leicestershire

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Development and procurement
Estate management
Housing management
Income management
Regeneration
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

18

English

Ron Mayers

Charity trustee and coach/mentor

South West - Exeter, Devon

Allocations and lettings
Development and procurement
Finance
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Income management
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

43

English

Sarah Clarke

Operations Manager

Birmingham

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Housing management

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

17

English

Scott Conroy

Strategy and External Affairs Manager

Walsall, West Midlands

Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

20

English

Stephen Javes

Chief executive

Eastern - Ipswich

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Development and procurement
Estate management
Finance
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Human resources/organisational development
Income management
Regeneration
Repairs and maintenance
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

30

English

Susan Vass

Housing Policy Officer

Scottish Government (Highlands)

Allocations and lettings
Development and procurement
Homelessness/housing advice
Strategy and policy

Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

20

English

Tammy Bradley

Operations director

North West - Leyland

Allocations and lettings
Anti-social behaviour
Asset management
Estate management
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Income management
Sheltered/supported housing
Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

19

English

Thomas Broadhead

Director of Business Improvement

South Wales

Development and procurement
Homelessness/housing advice
Housing management
Regeneration
Strategy and policy

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Strategic thinking

17

English

Tom Murtha

Chair Of HA. Previously CEO of HA

Midlands

Strategy and policy

Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing a personal brand
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

Over 40 years

English

Wade Adams

Area Housing Manager

Nottingham, England

Anti-social behaviour
Estate management
Housing management
Income management

Building networks
Building resilience
Career planning and career change
Dealing with conflict
Developing assertiveness
Developing confidence as a manager
Developing leadership skills
Facilitating change
Strategic thinking

16

English

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If you would like to make a request for mentoring please add the names of your preferred mentors to the form below. You need to select three potential matches. Your request will be sent to the administrator of this mentor listing who will contact you to confirm whether your request has been accepted and who your mentor is.