Co-opted Directors

Tom Miskell (Chair)

Tom Miskell (Chair)

Consultant
Michael Laing

Michael Laing

Associate Director, Community Services, Gateshead Care Partnership
Paul Beardmore

Paul Beardmore

Director of Housing and Residential Growth, Manchester City Council
Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Group Director of Business Development, Thirteen Group
Geraldine Kay

Geraldine Kay

Chief Executive, Derwentside Homes
Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor

Group Chief Executive, First Ark
Ian Ankers (Vice Chair)

Ian Ankers (Vice Chair)

Director of Business Development, Bolton at Home
Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Chief Executive, Halton Housing Trust
Rob Young

Rob Young

Group Chief Executive, Torus
Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson

Assistant Chief Executive Resources, Incommunities
Liz Cook

Liz Cook

Chief Executive, Kirkless Neighbourhood Housing
Steve Close

Steve Close

Chief Executive, Together Housing Group

Directors are appointed from Full Member organisations and nominations are reviewed against a skills matrix of Directors to ensure that they are suitable to fill any vacancies on the Board.

The term of office of a Director is a maximum of two terms of three years (or six years) and at every AGM, one third of Directors are subject to retirement and will do so by rotation.   Membership of the Board comprises of six to twelve Directors including the Chair and one Vice Chair (except in the period to the close of the AGM 2014 when the number of Directors was 13).

The Board meets on a quarterly basis to discuss governance issues, the business and performance of the organisation, and to ensure Members needs are met.