Northern Housing Consortium – 2021 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 9 out of every 10 social homes 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 as well as the need for balance across the range of equality categories – age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation. We would strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds to support our inclusion and diversity objectives.

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 seven Directors’ places to be filled for the three-year period 2021-2024. The Directors who are retiring this year but who wish to stand for re-election are as follows:

  1. Ian Wardle, Chief Executive, Thirteen
  2. Liz Haworth, Chief Executive, Halton Housing
  3. Yvonne Castle, Chief Executive, Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust
  4. Leann Hearne, Chief Executive Officer, Livv Housing Group (previously co-opted to fill a casual vacancy on 12th March 2021)
  5. Charlie Norman, Group Chief Executive, Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group (previously co-opted to fill a casual vacancy on 12th March 2021)

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 9th December 2021.

A nomination form is included in the Nomination Pack, and I invite you to consider and make nominations of candidates no later than 18th August 2021.  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 18th August 2021.

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

Tracy Harrison

Chief Executive

T: 07809659492