The voluntary Board of Management currently comprises 15 people with close connections with Croydon and/or professional experience within the housing industry.
The Board of Management has overall control and responsibility of the Association's finances and solvency through its standing orders and procedures. These controls are implemented through the expertise of the Board of Management.
The Board Members use their specific skills within the Association’s Tenant Services, Finance & General Purposes, Audit and Remuneration Committees working closely with the Senior Management Team.
David Scott - Chairman
A retired Civil Servant with experience in policy development and administration in several government departments, including regeneration partnerships with local authorities and housing associations, health and safety legislation, older people’s housing needs and independent living.
Gerald Ellis, JP –Deputy Chairman & Chairman of Finance & General Purposes Committee
A retired Company Secretary and Solicitor with over 30 years working in commerce and industry including sitting on various Boards and Committees. He brings commercial and legal expertise to the Association.
Andrea Cannon, BA, FCIH - Chairman of the Tenant Services Committee
She brings over 30 years experience in Housing Management including the management of sheltered housing services. Having led the Supporting People programme for Surrey Country Council for over 10 years, she has recently joined Transform Housing & Support as Director of Client Strategy and Delivery.
Is a Tenant at the Association’s Garden Court Scheme and is the Tenant Member of the Board and Tenant Services Committee.
Veronica Double, BA(Hons), M.Clin Sci
A Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist she is a Quaker and Elder at the Croydon Meeting and has experience working in both private practice, the NHS and in voluntary agencies.
Martin Doughty, BSC., MRICS
A Chartered Surveyor with 25 years experience, he has for the last 15 years specialised in the provision of advice to Housing Associations and since 2002 as Associate Director in the Housing Consultancy Team of a leading global property service provider.
Darren Eade, BA (Hons), ACMA
A qualified accountant with over 15 years working within the housing sector, he brings experience in Housing Association finance with a working knowledge of the type of specialist housing provided by the Association.
Colleen Guy, MA HRS - Chair of the Employment & Remuneration Committee
Runs her own HR Consultancy where she works with leadership teams across most sectors. Some of her work is within other Housing Associations and she is also Vice Chair of Coulsdon 6th Form College. Colleen brings expertise in people management, leadership, training and development as well as organisational development..
Maria Linford, RGN
She retired from her post in 2008 as Home Manager of a 150 bedded Registered Care Home and continued to work part time as an RGN within the care home’s support team until 2010. She is a member of Sanderstead Neighbourhood Care Team and brings 40 years of nursing experience including 6 years working as Training & Development Manager with responsibility for training 180 staff.
Warren Myles, MCIH
Warren has been working in housing since 1994, he has a Housing Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Estate Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Working for a number of Housing Association's, lately as a consultant, Warren has assisted in the development of a numerous successful housing scheme's of all tenures.
Eileen Nutting, MCIH
Eileen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, she has over 30 years experience of working for a local authority in Housing Management and Social Care. She is currently providing consultancy services within the Social Care Sector.
Kevin Wheeler, MA, MCIH
A Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing he brings nearly 40 years experience as a professional working in Social Housing both within Local Government and the commercial field.