The Board Members

The Association is managed by our Chief Executive, Joe Scullion, who is supported by 11 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 7 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.

  • 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.

  • Jim McLaughlin

    Jim has worked with a range of businesses assisting them in strategy, planning and growth. He has worked with a number of housing departments at local councils as well as assisting in running strategy awaydays for a number of housing associations.

  • 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.

  • Deborah Rolfe

    Deborah is a passionate development and regeneration focused manager and team builder who has gained extensive strategic experience from within the Housing Sector.