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.