Co-opted Directors

Tom Miskell OBE (Chair)

Tom Miskell OBE (Chair)

Consultant
Steve Close (Vice Chair)

Steve Close (Vice Chair)

Chief Executive, Together Housing Group
Yvonne Castle

Yvonne Castle

Chief Executive, Johnnie Johnson Housing
Lee Sugden

Lee Sugden

Chief Executive, Salix Homes
Michael Laing

Michael Laing

Associate Director, Community Services, Gateshead Care Partnership
Barbara Spicer CBE

Barbara Spicer CBE

Chief Executive, Plus Dane Housing
Paul Fiddaman

Paul Fiddaman

Group Chief Executive, Karbon Homes
Karen Lythe

Karen Lythe

Assistant Director Economy, Housing and Investment, Calderdale Council
Mike Palin

Mike Palin

Chief Executive, St Helens Council
Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson

Assistant Chief Executive Resources, Incommunities
Sarah Robson

Sarah Robson

Head of Economic Development and Housing, Durham County Council
Ian Wardle

Ian Wardle

Chief Executive, Thirteen Group

Liz Haworth

Liz Haworth

Group Director, Torus
Simon Costigan

Simon Costigan

Chief Officer Property and Contracts, Leeds City Council

Directors are appointed from Full member organisations and nominations are reviewed against a skills matrix of existing Directors to ensure that they are suitable to fill any vacancies as well as fully reflecting the sectoral geographical diversity of our membership, and across equality measures.

Membership of the Board comprises six to twelve Directors including the Chair and one Vice Chair and up to three Co-Opted Directors, each of whom may sit for a maximum term of six years.

The Board meets on a quarterly basis to manage and to set the strategic direction of the organisation. It ensures that policies and procedures are in place to meet core values and objectives and protect the organisational assets.