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Board and Committee Members

Neil Hadden

Board Chair 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

Board Member, Senior Independent Director and Chair of New Issues Committee

Malcolm is a finance professional with wide experience in infrastructure, property and construction. He spent over fifteen years as Group Treasurer for National Grid plc.

Ann Santry CBE for Services to Social Housing

Board Member and former Chief Executive of Sovereign (Housing Association)

Ann was the CEO of Sovereign Housing and previously CEO of the Swaythling Housing Society (now part of the Radian Group) and Development Director at the Guinness Trust.

Previously Vice Chair of the National Housing Federation.

Rob Young

Board Member and former Group Chief Executive of Torus62 (Housing Association)

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

Peter Shorthouse

Board Member and Chair of Credit Committee

Former 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.

Andrew Kitchingman

Board Member and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Andrew Kitchingman is Chairman of Mpac Group Board as of April 2018. He is also a member of MORhomes' Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees. He is a non-executive director of Lonpro Holding PLC and Incommunities Group Limited, and is a director of The Cathedral Choir School Ripon Limited. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and formerly worked in corporate finance for a number of firms including KPMG, Hill Samuel, Albert E Sharp and Brewin Dolphin. Andrew is on the Board of the Andrews Sykes Group PLC as a non-executive Director

Charles Tilley OBE for Services to the Economy

Board Member and Chair of Nomination and Remuneration 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. On formation, appointed part time chairman of the CGMA Research Foundation focused upon the issues critical to the ongoing relevance of the Management Accounting Profession facilitating good governance and decisions. Charles was awarded an OBE for his services to the economy in the New Year’s Honours, 2016. He is currently the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council.

David Carton

Credit Committee member

David Carton joined Legal & General Investment Management in 1981 and spent 35 years as an equity and credit analyst covering a wide range of companies and sectors including the Social Housing sector. He was a member of Legal & General Investment Management’s credit rating committee for several years up to his retirement in 2016.

Andrew Newberry

Credit Committee member

Andrew is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has over 20 years of experience in housing as a Director of Finance, during which time he helped his group (Radian Housing) grow from 3.5k to over 23k homes. This was achieved through organic growth funded through bank debt and bond issues and through merger. Prior to this he worked in Industries including Financial Services, Construction and Property Development, after working for an international firm of chartered accountants in the UK and Africa.

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. Until recently he was also a Board Member and Chair of Risk at Stonewater HA.

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. Currently on maternity leave.

Our advisers and service providers

Legal Adivsers - Governance and Company Structure
Legal Advisers - EMTN Programme: Arranger and Dealers
Legal Advisers - Loans
Company Administration Service and Accounting services
Allia Bond Services Ltd
Credit Service Provider
Bond Trustee
Security Charging and Asset Management
Bond Paying Agent and Bankers
Bank of New York Mellon