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.
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Chair of the Board
Will is a 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 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 the lead non-executive director and board chair at the Valuation Office Agency.
Sue is chair of the governance committee.
Linda has 30 years’ experience working in housing, health and social care. Formerly a regional director of the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
Linda is chair of the customer services committee.
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 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.
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 as the director for economy and infrastructure and in 2018 moved to the role of director of growth and housing 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 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 is a chartered accountant. 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 and a non-executive member of Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust. He is currently Chairman of Harrogate Healthcare Facilities Management LTD, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrogate & District Foundation Trust.
Philip is chair of the risk and assurance committee.