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Board and Committee Members

Neil Hadden

Board Chair, Chair of Socially Responsible Investment Committee and former Chief Executive of Genesis (Housing Association)

Neil Hadden entered the housing sector in 1978 and spent 27 years at the Housing Corporation, which was the industry regulator prior to the Homes and Communities Agency where he held a number positions including serving as Deputy Chief Executive. He moved to Aldwyck Housing Association in 2005 and led the group through significant growth in his role as Chief Executive. He became Genesis’ Chief Executive in October 2009. Neil left Genesis in April 2018 upon the merger with Notting Hill.

Malcolm Cooper

NED, Chair of Credit Committee and Member of Socially Responsible Investment Committee and Senior Independent Director.

Finance professional with wide experience in infrastructure, property and construction, and over 15 years as Group Treasurer for National Grid plc. Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee, Chair of HSE Committee, and Member of Remuneration and Nomination Committee at Morgan Sindall plc.

He is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Local Pensions Partnership Investments Ltd and independent non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of Risk Committee of Southern Water Services Limited.

Most recently Malcolm has joined the board of Custodian REIT plc as a Non-Executive Director and as audit committee chair

Geraldine Howley OBE for services to housing and young people

Board Member and Member of Credit Committee and Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Geraldine is a senior leader in the housing sector in the U.K, currently Chair at Housing Partnership UK. She is also Chair of CIH Governing Board and Executive Chair of the GEM Programme (Centre for Partnership LLP). Geraldine is a Fellow of CIH and a dedicated housing professional with over 40 years experience of social housing. As a CEO, Chair and Board member she has delivered transformational change, business turnaround, financial restructuring and business start-ups in various organisations. She has been recognised for her achievements with an OBE and an Honorary Doctorate for her services to housing and young people.

Rob Young

Board Member, Chair of Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit & Risk Committee

Rob is a fellow of the CIH with substantial experience of the housing sector and former Group Chief Executive of Helena Partnerships and Torus.

He is currently non-executive director of the Prima Housing Group, and Trustee and Chair of Port Sunlight Village Trust.

Peter Shorthouse

Board Member and Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Peter is Director of Treasury and Structured Finance at Paragon Banking Group and has over 30 years of experience within financial services. Previously held roles at SG Warburg and UBS.

Jane Pilcher

Board Member and Member of Audit & Risk Committee and Member of Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Jane is a finance professional and has over 20 years of experience as a Group Treasurer, most recently at Anglian Water where she has led the raising of green and sustainable finance since 2018. She is also an independent non-executive director and Chair of the Risk Committee, and Member of the Assets and Liabilities Committee, at Loughborough Building Society. Previously she held a similar role on the board of the Cambridge Building Society and was also Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Jane is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Charles Tilley OBE for Services to the Economy

Board Member and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee and Member of Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Charles successfully led CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) as Chief Executive from 2001. Achieved 90% membership support to integrate CIMA’s activities with those of the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants in 2016, forming a $300 million organisation supporting 600,000 members globally. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Value Reporting Foundation and was awarded an OBE for his services to the economy in the New Year’s Honours, 2016.

Anjila Thomas

Board Member

Anjila Thomas is Senior Managing Director at ING Bank with over 28 years of Banking experience working in the Retail, Wholesale, and Investment Banking Industry. She is also Board Member of ING ‘s London Branch and leads ING UK’s Corporate Sector team, Energy Project Advisory and Transaction Services Businesses.

Anjila’ s expertise is working with Clients to deliver Strategic & Transaction Solutions across a variety of banking products; M&A, Lending, Sustainable Finance, Debt Capital Markets, Hedging Solutions, Payments, & Working Capital Solutions.
Prior to joining ING, Anjila was at NatWest Bank covering Retail, Mid-Corporate and Large Corporate Client Relationship Management & Head Office Credit.

Anjila has a BSc (Hons) Economics and a BSc Financial Services (ACIB)

Lisa Pinney

Member of Credit Committee

Lisa Pinney is currently employed by Pobl Group as Executive Director – Resources. She joined Pobl in January 2016, and her role covers all areas of Finance, Treasury, Technology, Data, Procurement, Governance, Assurance, Risk and Legal. She is also the Group Company Secretary and is co-opted as an Executive Director on the Group Board.

Lisa has been a qualified accountant for over 25 years and has an MA in Leadership and Management. With a professional background in Housing, Education and Manufacturing, Lisa champions collaboration, value for money, and organisational effectiveness. A long-time endurance sport enthusiast, Lisa is an avid participant in middle and long distance triathlons.

Gloria Yang

Member of Credit Committee

Gloria is a fellow of ACCA and currently the Deputy CEO and Director of Finance at Origin Housing, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee at Phoenix Community Housing.

Gloria has held a number of executive, consultancy and non-executive roles in the social housing sector over the last 15 years, including Clarion, East Thames, Metropolitan Thames Valley and Wandle.

Patrick Minjauw

Member of Credit Committee

Patrick Minjauw is currently Director of Corporate Finance and Treasury at Orbit. He held the role of Deputy Treasurer of Clarion Housing Group from 2017 to 2021 and briefly assumed the role of Director Treasury and Corporate Finance during this time. Prior to joining Clarion, Patrick held various corporate treasury positions in Adecco Group in Zurich, Switzerland, and was credit analyst in a bank in Belgium.

Executive staff

Patrick Symington

Chief Executive and Board Member

Patrick is a finance professional, originally from the private sector, with long experience in the housing sector as an exec director, NED and consultant. Patrick was most recently Executive Director at First Wessex responsible for Finance, IT, Governance and Business Transformation. He is a non-executive director for Estuary Housing Association.

Andrew Morton

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer

Andrew is a qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in financial services, firstly in practice with one of the Big Firms followed by a range of different strategic, financial and commercial / business leadership roles with Barclays. More recently he has been running his own advisory business alongside a portfolio of Chair and Non-Executive Director roles.

Joseph Carr

Relationship Director

Joseph is well known in the Housing Association sector from his time as Policy Leader with the National Housing Federation and more recently as a Director with Altair Consultancy Services. He is a chartered accountant and has a wealth of experience of the Housing Association sector and its financial landscape. He is ideally suited as the main Executive point of contact between MORhomes and its shareholders/borrowers.

Claire Jones

Executive Assistant to CEO

Claire has gained an Executive PA Diploma and has over 20 years administration experience in several different roles.

Matthew Hyde

Graduate Financial Analyst

Matthew has an honours degree in Economics and has gone on to complete a master’s degree in Finance and Investment Management at the University of Aberdeen. This involved the completion of two empirical studies regarding cryptocurrency and house price movements relative to government policy. During his studies he completed a work experience rotation at Deutsche Bank

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