Board

Our Board has a wide range of experience in areas of Southdown’s work, as well as in managing organisations. They support our Executive Team to provide strategic direction and to ensure Southdown is financially secure, well-run and delivers on all its responsibilities.

Jane Claxton

Position: 
Chair of the Board
Jane Claxton

Jane has over 14 years’ experience chairing organisations from small scale charities such as the Worthing Community Partnership to large diverse ones such as Northbrook College and the West Sussex Coastal Partnership. She also has 20 years’ experience working at board and strategic management...

Steve Benson

Position: 
Board Member
Steve Benson

Steve has been the chief executive of the homeless charity Two Saints since February 2014 and is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the organisation.

Previously Steve has worked in the housing sector in the south east and south west. He has worked for a...

Pauline Ford

Position: 
Board member
Pauline Ford Southdown Board member
Pauline’s background is in the Housing association sector.  Her experience covers all aspects of housing operations; leading large scale regenerations including Thamesmead and integration/transformation particularly associated with mergers and large scale stock transfers. 
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Caroline Hamblett

Position: 
Board member
Caroline Hamblett, Board member

Caroline joined Southdown's Board and Remuneration and Nominations Committee in September 2015.

Caroline's background is in HR and she is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Caroline is currently CEO of Weldmar Hospicare Trust Dorset. She is also a trustee...

Greg Falvey

Position: 
Vice Chair of the Board

Greg joined Southdown's Board in September 2015. He is Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committtee.

Greg has a background in housing, working for local authorities and registered providers.  He was previously Chief Executive for Colchester Borough...

Jill Garner

Position: 
Board member

Jill joined the Board in September 2014. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

As Deputy Chief Executive for Shaftsbury from 2002 to 2007, Jill has substantial experience in the care sector delivering services for a wide range of service users. Jill was previously a Director at...

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