• Stephen Bull

    Stephen Bull

    Senior Consultant, Campbell Tickell

    Stephen is an authority on housing governance having been working in the affordable housing sector for 20 years. At the Housing Corporation (now the HCA) he was responsible for the regulation of over 200 organisations of all sizes and complexity including those embarking on the LSVT journey and those who were encountering difficulties in their governance and financial stability. As Head of Governance at the National Housing Federation Stephen has provided practical advice and policy guidance on governance issues as diverse as organisational governance structures, Board appraisals, Board recruitment and payment, regulation issues and mergers. 
    Stephen has been instrumental in ensuring the housing association sector has access to up to date governance documents. He has been directly involved in the production of 'Model Rules' for community benefit societies as well as the NHF Codes of Conduct (2010 and 2012) and Governance (2004, 2010 and 2015 editions).  He has commissioned and been instrumental in the content of publications on Board payment, risk, merger and group structures code and has produced short reports on Board payments, LSVT structural change and the difference between constitutional set ups. He has a comprehensive knowledge of governance issues and what good looks like!
    Stephen is an accomplished public speaker and has given presentations at many conferences for housing associations, charities, school governors and young leaders. He has facilitated Board away-days and helped Boards to focus on the big picture and have the strategic conversations.
    He has been a stalwart of the company secretaries’ forum, and the NHF National Smaller HA group and set up and was in charge of the NHF Company Secretaries conference and had input into the Board members and the annual smaller HA conference.  Before working in the affordable housing sector he was an auditor at the National Audit Office.

    At Campbell Tickell, Stephen works in the Governance team and has worked on a number of Governance reviews, Board appraisals, preparation for In Depth Assessments and Board awayday facilitation.

  • Rachel Challinor

    Rachel Challinor

    Director of Governance, Performance and Compliance, Longhurst Group

    Rachel Challinor has been the Director of Governance, Performance and Compliance at Longhurst Group since July 2016. Prior to her current role, Rachel worked for 5 years at Aspire Housing in Staffordshire. She spent 4 years working with Cooperative Group and Cooperative Bank following the merger of the Cooperative with Britannia Building Society. In the 10 years spent with Britannia, Rachel worked with the Corporate Banking Team / Commercial Lending Teams working with Registered Providers country wide. Rachel grew up in Stoke on Trent and is motivated to improve communities and create opportunities for residents in areas of deprivation.

  • Holly Dagnall

    Director of Homes and Wellbeing, Nottingham Community Housing Association

  • Lucy Grove

    Grenfell Programme Lead, National Housing Federation

  • Penny Huggard

    Head of Governance & Compliance, Futures Housing Group

  • Donna Kelly

    Regional Director – Merseyside, Onward Homes

  • Katrina Laud

    Management Consultant - Strategic Solutions Housing Division, Savills

    Specialising in governance, mergers/ group structures, and the management of major change, Katrina has supported a wide range of housing associations in successful business growth. She regularly facilitates Board awaydays, strategic planning events and undertakes governance reviews. Katrina assists organisations facing Regulatory issues, and  supports the formation of new For Profit Registered Providers

  • Angela Lockwood

    Group Chief Executive, North Star

  • Claire Luxton

    Head of Corporate Governance and Assurance, Look Ahead Care and Support

  • Fiona MacGregor

    Fiona MacGregor

    Executive Director of Regulation, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)

    Fiona was appointed director of the HCA in 2015 and is responsible for the regulation of social housing providers. Prior to this, as director of programmes, she was responsible for the HCA's affordable housing and help to buy programmes. Fiona has over 20 years' housing experience, covering development investment, programme delivery and policy development. She has worked at the HCA since it launched in 2008, before which she was deputy director of investment at the Housing Corporation, and prior to that, head of development at London & Quadrant.

  • Elspeth Mackenzie

    Chief Executive, Thrive Homes

  • John Maton

    Head of Charitable Status, The Charity Commission

  • Clare Miller

    Clare Miller

    Executive Director Governance and Compliance, Clarion Housing Group

    Clare is Clarion Housing Group’s Director of Governance and Compliance, having been Affinity Sutton’s Group Director of Governance and Compliance since June 2010. Before this she was an executive director of the TSA where she was responsible for the regulation of housing associations in England. Prior to that she worked for the Housing Corporation, where she led the financial regulatory work dealing with associations in special measures. Clare is a chartered accountant, qualifying with Coopers and Lybrand.

  • Aasia Nisar

    Community Engagement and Scrutiny Manager, Sovereign

  • David Orr

    David Orr

    Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

    David Orr is Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation and a former President of Housing Europe, the European network for Social Housing. He is the Chair of the board of Reall (previously known as Homeless International). He has recently retired from the board of the Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) and as Chair of Building Lives.

    Previously, David has been Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and of Newlon Housing Trust, having also worked with Centrepoint.

    David was awarded in 2010 an honorary membership of the CIH.

  • Raj Patel

    Chief Executive, Housing Diversity Network

  • Gordon Perry

    Board Member, Trafford Housing Trust, Broadacres Housing Association and ARK Consultancy

  • Jo Robinson

    Executive Director of Governance and Compliance, Optivo

  • Lee Sugden

    Lee Sugden

    Chief Executive, Salix Homes

    Lee joined Salix Homes in December 2014. He was formerly the executive director of resources at Wakefield and District Housing. Lee has steered Salix Homes from an arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) to a not-for-profit registered provider (RP). Lee, who is professionally qualified in both Housing and Accountancy, has worked in the housing sector for more than 20 years in a variety of senior roles. He is an expert in the ‘mutual model’ and is a voluntary board member on the UK’s largest mutual housing provider - Rochdale Boroughwide Housing. With a passion for tackling all forms of inequality, Lee is determined to provide opportunities through Housing for those who are best placed to benefit the most.

  • Peter Swabey

    Peter Swabey

    Policy and Research Director, ICSA: The Governance Institute

    Peter is responsible for developing the profile of the Institute to members, regulators, policymakers, employers and other stakeholders by delivering thought leadership and lobbying campaigns aligned to ICSA strategy and promoting strong governance as the vital ingredient for success in organisations. He has 30 years' experience of the share registration industry, gained at Lloyds TSB Registrars and subsequently Equiniti and Equiniti David Venus amongst others. He is a member of the CBI Companies Committee, the QCA Corporate Governance Expert Group and the Shareholder Voting Working Group, as well as being an Alternate Member of the Takeover Panel and a past chairman of the ICSA Registrars Group.

  • Stephanie Vasey

    Data Governance Manager, Hanover Housing Association

  • Alison Wignall

    Director of Governance, Optivo