Northern Housing Consortium – 2020 Election of Directors

The Northern Housing Consortium represents the views of housing organisations in the North of England, with our membership of local and combined authorities, ALMOs and housing associations representing 96% of social housing in the North.  Our vision is to use our collective voice to have unrivalled influence in achieving housing policy that works for the North and provide outstanding services that support our members to create great places to live.

The overall management and strategic direction of the Northern Housing Consortium is entrusted to the Board of Directors who are subject to election each year from Full Member organisations.  Membership of the board is balanced between the three Northern regions and consideration is made of sectoral representation across different organisation types.

Under the Consortium’s governance arrangements, all nominations for the position of Director will be reviewed by the Board (or their nominated representatives), against a Skills Set for Directors to ensure that they meet the Board’s requirement to fill any vacancies – the Skills Set and Board Director Role Profile are enclosed in the Board Director Nomination Pack.

In accordance with a procedure agreed by the Board, we are seeking nominations for a total of two new Director places to be filled for the three-year period 2020-2023.

In addition, there are also four Directors who are retiring this year but who wish to stand for re-election as follows:

  1. Paul Fiddaman, Group Chief Executive, Karbon Homes
  2. Sarah Robson, Newcastle City Council
  3. Karen Lythe, Assistant Director Strategic Housing, Doncaster Council
  4. Tony Reeves, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council (previously co-opted to fill a casual vacancy on 24th April 2020)

NB The Board have confirmed their support for the re-election of the above candidates.

Should the number of successful nominations exceed the vacancies available, a ballot will be arranged and the results announced for formal approval by the Full Members at the Consortium’s Annual General Meeting on 19th November 2020.

A nomination form is included in the Nomination Pack, and I invite you to consider and make nominations of candidates no later than 1st September 2020.  Please note that you can nominate more than one candidate but in doing so, you should note the conditions for nominating candidates included in the Nomination Pack.

An application form can be obtained from This must be completed by the nominee and returned with the nomination form no later than 1st September 2020.

If you would like to discuss your nomination for the position of Director, please contact:-

Tracy Harrison

Chief Executive

T: 07809659492