We are governed by a board of nine directors. A third of the board are tenants, two members are nominated from Wiltshire Council and four 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 meetings will take place on the following dates:
We hold an annual general meeting, or AGM, of our members once a year. Our 2019 AGM will take place on held on Wednesday 2 October.
Sheila is the chair of the Selwood Housing board, and 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.
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.
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'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 (especially as a Selwood Housing tenant) and music; her second love and passion which she studied at degree level.
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.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with around 30 years of commercial and professional experience. He was a corporate finance partner with PwC, has held various commercial board positions and now leads the Ventures Services team at Resonance Impact Investment where the mission is to arrange capital for charities and social enterprises.
Chris is also an independent advisor to the Cornwall Council Audit Committee and Governor/Treasurer to Taunton School. Chris lives in Taunton and is married to Janet, with three grown-up children.
Valerie joined the board in November 2018. With an extensive background working in finance for a number of limited companies, in 1994 Valerie helped to set up a business with a colleague in the mechanical services industry as company secretary/accountant.
Valerie brings extensive knowledge of the building industry. Also, as a customer of Selwood Housing, Valerie brings to the board this insight and understanding. In her spare time, Valerie is very involved in her local community of Bratton, which included raising funds to support Bratton's village hall refurbishment in 2002. Valerie also enjoys a round of golf and her local amateur dramatics group.
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.
Mary has worked in supported housing for the last 25 years, mainly focusing on homelessness and emergency housing. Mary is passionate about everyone's right to a safe and secure place to live, and currently works part-time for another housing association as a tenant involvement manager.
In her spare time, Mary enjoys travelling, walking, watching films and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
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.