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Our board of directors

We are governed by a board of nine directors and one board adviser. Three of the board are tenants, one is a member of Wiltshire Council and the remainder are independent directors who have a keen interest in the work that we do.

Our board of directors meet on a regular basis to:

  • set future plans
  • decide policies
  • watch how we spend our money
  • look at how we are providing our services.

Board meetings

Board meetings in 2024 will take place on the following dates:

  • 20 March 2024
  • 3 July 2024
  • 2 October 2024
  • 11 December 2024

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

We hold an annual general meeting, or AGM, of our members once a year.

Our last AGM was held on 4 October 2023. You can find the draft minutes for the 2023 AGM below.
Draft minutes of of Annual General Meeting 2023, 129.6KB PDF

Our board of directors

Shelia Lewis, chair

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.

Chris Butters

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.

Richard Yates

Richard is a Selwood Housing shared ownership customer living on our new Edmund Park development in Frome. He has 30 years of customer service experience working in medium to large companies in commercial and higher education sectors. He most recently worked as the service manager for Citizens Advice in Bath.
He has a passion for all things customer and will be working to ensure customers voices are always heard and considered in his new role on our board of directors.

Stella Shepherd

Stella is a business studies graduate with 20 years of industry experience, which includes a background in accounts for distribution, law and property companies, and experience in purchase-to-payment process improvement.
Stella currently works as a bookkeeper for a local accountants and is a Selwood Housing shared ownership customer.

Marie Mow Ching

Marie has held a variety of non-executive roles within the housing sector, including board member, vice chair and chair positions. This experience has resulted in her contributions bringing value-added strategic insight, knowledge and experience of what good governance looks like.
Marie’s career prior to non-executive roles was working in government, across several departments. This provides her with knowledge across a range of sectors to inform strategic and financial planning, understanding of corporate performance and risk management.

Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones is currently Chair of a local pre-school, but prior to this gained 8 years of experience within a fast-growing customer service-based environment.
Hannah is extremely customer-focused and at all times ensures she provides outstanding customer service and thinks outside of the box in improving ways to come up with ideas to help the business and our customers.

Cllr Philip Whitehead

Philip has a wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors. He has been a Wiltshire Councillor since 2014, holding various Cabinet positions before being elected leader of the Council in 2019.
Philip brings with him experience of holding non-executive positions, which include board member at SWLEP (Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership) and chair of Swindon and Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing Board.

Lisa Nicholls

Lisa has 27 years of experience in the housing sector, is fully qualified and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. She specialises in strategic housing, regeneration and housing service delivery covering the full spectrum of housing services, including specialist-supported housing, repairs and maintenance, landlord safety and compliance. She has a strong track record of service improvement, creating commercial opportunities and social enterprise.
Lisa is passionate about housing. She is motivated by being part of the solution to the housing crisis and supporting those who are most vulnerable, tackling inequalities and supporting individuals in their personal and professional development.

Board member declarations of interest

The register of board member declarations of interest is available to view upon request. Please contact sarah.morris@selwoodhousing.com.

Why not get involved?

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 this membership application form and a member of our team will be in touch.

To find out more about becoming a Selwood Housing member, read our company membership policy, contact Mark.Mayler@selwoodhousing.com or call us on 01225 715 715.

As a tenant or member of the public you are welcome to attend a board meeting if you wish. Contact us for more information.

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If you can't find what you're looking for please contact us at info@selwoodhousing.com

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Whether you're looking to pay rent, report a repair or access documents and information that relate to your tenancy, you can find what you need on our website. ... See MoreSee Less

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Delighted to see this update from the YMCA Green Shoots nursery in Studley Green. The charity was awarded a grant from our Stronger Communities Fund to help block pave a gravelled area of the garden, opening it up for more children to use. The paved areas provide a smooth surface and an area for those who need smaller, quieter spaces to play in. ... See MoreSee Less

Delighted to see this update from the YMCA Green Shoots nursery in Studley Green. The charity was awarded a grant from our Stronger Communities Fund to help block pave a gravelled area of the garden, opening it up for more children to use. The paved areas provide a smooth surface and an area for those who need smaller, quieter spaces to play in.Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

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More details about our Stronger Communities Fund, as well as application deadlines, can be found on our website: www.selwoodhousing.com/get-involved/funding-and-communities/

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Selwood Housing

Many boilers will need to have their system pressure topped up with water at some stage. To check if your boiler needs to be topped up, locate the pressure gauge on the front of the system. If the dial is too low and is in the red, then you will need to repressurise it. If your boiler's pressure is too low, it can prevent the system from heating up efficiently, which could lead to a loss of hot water. If your boiler's pressure is too high, you can request an appointment for our repairs team to come out to your home: ecs.page.link/bbvqK ... See MoreSee Less

Many boilers will need to have their system pressure topped up with water at some stage. To check if your boiler needs to be topped up, locate the pressure gauge on the front of the system. If the dial is too low and is in the red, then you will need to repressurise it. If your boilers pressure is too low, it can prevent the system from heating up efficiently, which could lead to a loss of hot water. If your boilers pressure is too high, you can request an appointment for our repairs team to come out to your home: https://ecs.page.link/bbvqK

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Lol, I topped my pressure up on my boiler after being shown.. but what the engineer forgot to mention is the pressure increases when heating is on anyway, so don't pressurise when off as like me my pressure was over 4 and I needed an emergency call out . It is not as easy as just being shown.

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