Jo Ellis

Jo has extensive experience in the Housing sector, having held the position of Executive Director – Operations, Town & Country Housing, Part Of Peabody Group, and a number of other Executive Board positions at TCH Capital, Countrywise Repairs, and Monsoon Homes.  Jo was also the Chief Executive of Eastbourne Homes Ltd. Jo is delighted to […]

Michelle Baker

Michelle’s background is in Accountancy and she currently works as a Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer at Shalford, Panfield and Salings Parish Councils, as well as running a small accountancy business, MJ Baker Accountancy.  Michelle is also Chair of the Customer Influence Committee and Board Member at Eastlight Community Homes. Michelle is passionate about […]

Tony Williams

Tony’s background is in the Public and Social Housing sector, and he has held the positions of Group Director of Organisational Development and Executive Director People at Orbit.  Tony is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and has developed and led a number of change programmes, including at the […]

Simon Anderson

Simon’s background is in housing and he currently works as Head of Transformation for Worthing Homes, as well as Director of WH Community Trust.  Prior to this, Simon has worked in a variety of roles at Worthing Homes over the past 16 years and has overseen their repairs, income recovery, housing management and community development […]

Graeme Allinson

Graeme Allinson

Graeme has recently retired from 36 years as a Corporate Banking Leader with experience across a number of industries and more recently a focus on Client experience and improving the E2E client journey. Graeme is also Chair of the Human Milk Foundation and is an Independent Group Audit Committee member at North Star Housing Association. […]

Alysha Burrell

Alysha Burrell

Alysha’s background is in Economics and Finance. Having started her career in the financial sector, Alysha has also held roles as a teaching assistant at a specialist Autism school and within the housing sector working for the Government’s National Housing Agency. Currently a Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Futures, Alysha is […]

Pauline Ford

Pauline is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive who has worked with a range of housing organisations and charities for over 28 years, most recently as an Executive Director at Peabody in London and as an independent consultant. She has a passionate interest in care and support services and has seen the real difference that a […]

Tara Osbourne Wallace

Tara Osbourne-Wallace

Tara’s background is in social care. She brings to Southdown’s Board over 10 years’ experience of working in local government, leading change at an operational and strategic level and managing complex issues in a rapidly changing sector. Tara has held various leadership roles across health and social care and is currently the Safeguarding Adults Lead […]

Dr Cathy Winfield

Dr Cathy Winfield

Cathy graduated from Manchester University with a nursing degree and spent most of her nursing career in primary care, managing community services, and becoming Director of Nursing in a Community Trust. With the advent of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in 2002, Cathy moved into the commissioning function and was Director of Commissioning in PCTs in […]

Simon Nunan

Simon Nunan

Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC and worked for Marks & Spencer and The BBC before spending twenty years working as Finance Director for a number of private equity backed SME’s.  Simon has experience of running finance departments in industries including Outdoor Education, Aircraft Brokering and Plumbing and Heating products. Simon joined the […]

Dr Dumindu Witharana

Dumindu Witharana

Dumindu qualified as a medical doctor from University of Colombo and completed postgraduate studies at University of Oxford. He trained as a psychiatrist in Oxford and London and has worked across both NHS and independent sector as a psychiatrist for the last 20 years. He is a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission and […]

Helen Tuddenham

Helen Tuddenham

Helen is a Chartered Accountant and Executive Coach. Before setting up her own coaching and leadership development business she was a Director at PwC where she led the People and Culture Risk team, advising clients on a wide range of culture, capability and change issues. She is also a Board Trustee and Treasurer of Friends […]