The board members

The Association is managed by our Interim Chief Executive, Andrew Taylor, 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.

  • Surinjeet Singh

    Surinjeet has over 25 years’ experience of managing social housing, latterly at MHS as a senior manager. Surin joined the board in 2012.

  • 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.

  • Heather Daley

    Heather is currently Director of HR and Transformation at London Borough of Tower Hamlets with a history of executive level HR posts in both the public and private sector.

  • Eileen

    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).
    She has responsibility for the delivery and service improvement of Income Management, Financial Inclusion, Digital Inclusion, Anti-social Behaviour, Allocations and Agency and Partnerships accommodation across Optivo.
    Eileen has a broad experience in operational and strategic housing management and policy. She also sits on a number of Strategic Groups and Committees helping to influence housing policy and the local agenda.