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.
The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday 3 October.
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 a tenant of Selwood Housing.
Adam has had a long involvement in housing. Having started out working in street homelessness and in hostels, he spent a career in the public and voluntary sectors working in criminal justice, human rights and addiction, eventually spending seven years as chief executive of Shelter. Following six years as chief legal ombudsman and four years as a consultant, he now combines a variety of non-executive roles with his work as chief executive of St Elizabeth's, providing care, nursing and educational services to children and adults with disabilities and complex needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin retired in 2015 after fifteen years as CEO of GLE Group, a leading small and medium-sized enterprise focused finance, investment, business and property services group. Martin is a chartered surveyor with a background in property asset management and development.
Martin has a wide range of executive and non-executive board experience in the business finance, property and housing sectors. His previous experience in housing includes lead non-executive director role in development and value for money at two London and South East based housing associations and two years as NED at London based intermediate housing developer, Pocket Living.
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.
Matt has over 25 years' experience in housing, maintenance and construction. Originally qualifying as a quantity surveyor, he now heads up multi-million pound construction and development company Dribuild. A strong and inspirational leader delivering measurable results with integrity and clear vision. He has a proven track record of delivering great customer service and value for money. Known for driving growth, Matt passionately believes in developing people and building strong teams.
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.