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Meet the board

The Yorkshire Housing board works with the committees and directors team to ensure that business is dealt with effectively, decisions are taken at the most appropriate level and the results of those decisions enhance our performance. Find out more about how Yorkshire Housing is governed.

From time to time we have places available on our board. If you’d like to be kept informed of new vacancies, sign up for alerts on our careers page where all current vacancies are listed.

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History

At Yorkshire Housing we’re really proud of our history.

Governance

Find out more about how we are governed.

Will Lifford

Will Lifford

Chair of the Board

Will is a Yorkshire based chartered accountant and a former UK head of audit with accountants Grant Thornton. Since retiring, he has held a number of non-executive roles in the public, charity and not-for-profit sectors. He is a former trustee and Chair of Martin House Children’s Hospice and is currently a board member of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Will is a member of the governance committee.

Sue Hall

Sue Hall

Vice Chair

Sue has more than 30 years’ leadership experience in IT transformation, risk management and consultancy. She was formerly director of information systems and strategy with leading global law firm, Linklaters, and is a non-executive director at the Valuation Office Agency.

Sue is chair of the governance committee.

Linda Christon

Linda Christon

Linda has 30 years’ experience working in housing, health and social care. Formerly a regional director of the Commission for Social Care Inspection she now holds a number of non-executive roles which include Barnsley Hospitals NHS Trust.

Linda is chair of the customer services committee.

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan

Richard is a chartered surveyor with over 25 years’ experience in commercial development, valuations and development consultancy. He currently runs his own property consultancy and is a chair of RICS APC assessment panels, determining whether candidates are competent to practice.

Richard is a member of the development committee.

Alison Hadden

Alison Hadden

Alison began her housing career 30 years ago and has spent the past eight years as a chief executive. Alison is currently the chair of Stafford and Rural Homes and continues to work as an experienced interim manager within housing. Alison is committed to bringing her considerable experience of the sector to benefit our customers.

Alison is a member of the risk and assurance committee.

Keith Holloway

Keith Holloway

Keith is a founding director of Adept People and Performance, a company that provides consultancy services to housing associations. Formerly a housing association chief executive, he has a wide range of skills and experience relevant to the housing sector.

Keith is chair of the development committee and a member of the governance committee.

Naz Parkar

Naz Parkar

Naz has worked in social housing for over 30 years, and joined the Home and Communities Agency as head of investment before becoming an executive director in 2013. Naz re-joined local government in 2017 and is currently the strategic director for economy and infrastructure at Kirklees Council. He lives in Yorkshire and is keen to make a genuine difference to communities in the region.

Naz is a member of the development committee.

David Perry

David Perry

David is a retired managing director of several Shell UK subsidiaries. He also spent time leading the European operation of a foreign exchange brokerage, giving him significant experience in the world of commercial finance. David has been involved with Yorkshire Housing for several years.

David is a member of the customer services committee

Philip Severs

Philip Severs

Philip is a chartered accountant and member of the Chartered Management Institute. He has substantial public and private sector experience and has held a number of non-executive roles throughout his career. He was formerly finance director of Sheffield Hallam University. He is currently a non-executive member of Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust and a co-opted member of the finance and marketing committee of the Mount School, York.

Philip is chair of the risk and assurance committee.