We are governed by a board of nine directors. A third of the board are tenants, a third are people nominated from Wiltshire Council and the final third are independent people who have an interest in the work that we do.
Our board of directors meet on a regular basis to:
Board meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every other month.
Our next board meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 May.
We hold an annual general meeting or AGM of our members once a year. Our AGM for 2018 will be held on Tuesday 2 October.
Brian is chair of the Selwood Housing board and also sits on the board of Silcoa. As an independent member he brings a wealth of experience from the private sector, including new business start-ups, finance and pensions. Brian worked his way to CEO level within the gas industry and has social housing experience from previously sitting on the board of Sovereign Housing Association.
Margaret is vice chair and has extensive knowledge of business administration, human resources and health & safety from working in the NHS and with Essex local authority. Margaret has achieved a post-graduate diploma in human resource management (CIPD) and is vice chair of the Group remuneration and governance committee and a tenant of Selwood Housing.
Following an early career in the computer industry, Richard progressed to become assistant general manager of a substantial mutual fund. He then became an entrepreneur, launching and acquiring a number of businesses. Richard has held a host of governance roles in public bodies including the NHS, Salisbury College, Wiltshire Police Authority and also serving as Leader of Salisbury District Council.
Ian has worked in the housing sector for over 30 years, ranging from roles as a rent collector to that of chief executive. He has also been a housing advisor to the office of the deputy prime minister, an audit commission housing inspector and chair of a residents' association. Ian has an honours degree in housing and a higher technical diploma in land administration and valuations. He is the current vice chair of the audit and risk committee.
Claudia has recently joined the board and is also a customer of Selwood Housing. Claudia's background is in local and central government, having worked for HMRC's legal team and tax department. Claudia now works for Bath and North East Somerset council in quality assurance.
Claudia is passionate about service improvement and delivery, as well as music; her second love and passion which she studied at degree level.
Following a military career, John was elected onto Wiltshire Council. He was Cabinet Member for Resources and then vice chair of the Health Select committee. He played key roles in the council’s transformation and super fast broadband projects, including scrutiny reports on dementia care and mental health. He was also an appointed governor for Salisbury District Hospital FT. After an initial three year term, John was re-appointed to the Selwood Housing board in October 2016.
Lee is serving his second term on the Selwood Housing board and is chair of the resources and governance committee. Lee spent the majority of his career with Royal Mail, working in operations and HR. Lee is now semi-retired while running his own company. Lee grew up living in social housing and is able to bring his own first hand experience to the position, as well as his business expertise.
Bridget is a non-practising chartered surveyor with keen interest in town planning and design. Bridget is keen to encourage greater tenant involvement and the management of estates to contribute to a better local environment.
Martin brings to the Selwood Housing Group board extensive project design experience as well as financial knowledge related especially to large scale housing developments. As Martin is also a tenant of Selwood Housing he is keen to get involved with crafting tenant centric policies and development plans.
Sheila has worked in the housing sector for more than 40 years, where she began her early career in development and major repairs. For the past 30 years she has been a management consultant working with housing associations, local authorities and charities. Sheila has been a non-executive director for different housing associations for over 10 years. An image of Sheila is to follow shortly.
Did you know that our tenants can become a member of Selwood Housing which means that you can vote on decisions made at our AGM.
Becoming a member is free. Just complete and sign the form below and send to:
Bryer Ash Business Park
To find our more about becoming a Selwood Housing member, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01225 715 715.