The board members

The Association is managed by our Chief Executive, Joe Scullion, who is supported by 9 members of staff. We are governed by a Board of directors who are responsible for the strategy and ultimately the operational performance of the association. There are currently 8 members of the Board who meet 6 times a year.

  • Steve Harriott, Chair

    Steve has a proven track record of leading housing organisations at executive level. He also has also been a board member of a number of associations and trusts as well as chair of a medium sized association in Lincolnshire.

  • Emma Cook, Vice Chair

    Emma is a Development Consultant currently working with the Rochester Riverside Project for the Hyde Group. Emma joined the board in April 2009 after a recruitment to boost the board’s understanding of developing new homes. She is an experienced senior development manager with a proven track record of delivery.

  • Ronak Kantaria

    Ronak is a qualified (CIMA) accountant who runs his own financial consultancy business and is also a director on two other companies. Ronak was recruited to the board in 2014 after a drive to increase finance skills on the board.

  • Anne Burke

    Anne worked for over 25 years with both charitable organisations and housing associations ending up as Head of Operations for a young person’s housing and support charity. Anne was appointed to the board in 2011.

  • Chris Hart

    Chris has many years’ experience in running his own business and has developed skills in Customer Service, Administration, Marketing and Business Development. Chris set-up CAS Training Solutions CIC to offer support for clients to overcome barriers to learning and employment. Chris was appointed as a tenant board member in 2014.

  • Monika Ziola

    A qualified CIMA accountant and Chartered Company Secretary, Monika has been employed in senior finance posts in the private sector since 2006. Monika also has a broad range of non-executive roles in organisations outside of her working environment.

  • Eileen Martin

    Eileen has always worked in a public sector environment moving into the housing sector over 25 years ago. She has undertaken several roles ultimately leading to her current role of Director of Housing Services at Optivo (a Registered Provider with 44.000 homes across the South East and Midlands).

  • Nicola Bowen

    Nicola is a housing graduate and chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing with over 30 years’ experience in social housing.
    Nicola has worked across all disciplines and in her current role is Head of Tenant Services for mcch and Choice Support who are national charities providing housing and support for clients with learning disabilities, Autism and mental health needs.