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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

NED, Chair of Credit 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 a member 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. He is also non-executive director and audit committee chair of the UK Residential REIT plc.

Geraldine Howley OBE for services to housing and young people

Board Member

Geraldine is a senior leader in the housing sector in the U.K.. She is Chair of CIH Governing Board and Director of the GEM Programme. 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

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

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.

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 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 Chairman of The Leeds Festival Chorus, Trustee and Founding Director of Ripon Cathedral Music Trust, and is Treasurer and Member of Chapter of Ripon Cathedral. He is also on the Board of the Andrews Sykes Group PLC as a non-executive Director, Chairman of The British Board of Agrement Ltd, and Director of Southworks UK Limited.

Charles Tilley OBE for Services to the Economy

Board Member, Chair of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and Chair 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. 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.

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. He is currently a Board Member of Mount Green Housing Association

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.

He is currently Trustee Director of TPT Retirement Solutions.

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 has also been 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.

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Legal Advisers - Governance and Company Structure
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