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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, Chair of New Issues Committee, Member of Socially Responsible Investment Committee and Senior Independent Director.

Finance professional with wide experience in infrastructure, property and construction With over 15 years as Group Treasurer for National Grid plc he is currently the Deputy President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and holds the following Non - Executive positions:

- Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Responsible Business Committee at Morgan Sindall plc.
- Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Local Pensions Partnership Investments Ltd.
- Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of Health, Safety & Operational Risk Committee Southern Water Services Limited.
- Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit Committee at Custodian REIT plc.
- Council (Board) of the Association of Corporate Treasurers
- Deputy President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers

Mike Hinch

Board Member and Member of Socially Responsible Investment Committee

Mike is an experienced housing professional who is also a qualified accountant and holds an MBA. He has been Group Chief Executive of Newlon Housing Trust since 1999, having originally joined as Finance Director in 1993. During this time Newlon has been a significant developer of new housing, including the affordable housing partner of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur football clubs during the regeneration projects creating their new stadiums. Newlon also created the multi-award winning Hale Village.

Prior to joining Newlon, Mike worked for the Housing Corporation in both regulation and funding roles. His career started in local government.
An experienced non-executive, he is currently a Trustee of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

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. She is currently Director and Chair Designate at Together Housing, Chair of the Housing Partnership UK and Ireland and Chair of the International Housing Partnership. 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.

Jane Pilcher

Board Member, Member of Audit & Risk Committee, Member of Socially Responsible Investment Committee and Member of New Issues Committee

Jane is a finance professional and has over 20 years of experience as a Group Treasurer including a recent position at Anglian Water where she led the raising of green and sustainable finance since 2018.

She is currently a member of the Corporate Treasurers Audit Nominations and Risk Committee and 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.

Anjila Thomas

Board Member, Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Member of Audit and Risk Committee and Member of New Issues Committee

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 Trivallis as Executive Director - Resources following her recent long standing position at Pobl Group as Executive Director – Resources.

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 Executive Director of Finance at Moat Homes Limited, and Chair and Board 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 17 years, including at Origin Housing, 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

Andrew Morton

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Andrew is a qualified chartered accountant with over 30 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 ran his own advisory business alongside a portfolio of Chair and Non-Executive Director roles, and is currently Vice Chair of Alexandra Palace Trading Limited, Chair of Middlesex FA’s Commercial Advisory Board and Director of Middlesex Community Football Centres Limited.

Alexander Bubb

Graduate Financial Analyst

Alex has a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Leeds in 2022. He looks forward to putting his degree to use to help improve the social housing sector.

Claire Jones

Executive Assistant to CEO

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

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