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Kay Dickinson - Chair | Member of the HR & Governance Committee

Kay took over from Denis Creaghan as Chair of the organisation in September 2016.  She has been on the Board of Arches Housing since 2014 and is also on the Board of NOCN Limited, Voluntary Action Sheffield and Barnsley College, and is a member of the Risk and Assurance Committee at Yorkshire Housing.  She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was formerly Executive Director of the UK Commission for Employment & Skills.

Ian Falconer - Vice Chair | Member of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee

Ian joined the Board of Management in December 2017, and became a member in September 2018.  He has a background in public sector audit, finance and risk consultancy and works with a number of local community institutions such as The Sheffield College, the Sheffield Music Academy and the offices of the Police & Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire. 



Tony Jervis | Chair of the Investment Committee

Tony has been a Board member since September 2015 and took over from Kay as Vice-Chair in September 2016 to September 2019. Until recently he was a Chartered Town Planner and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.  With extensive experience in housing and regeneration, he has spent over 35 years specialising in the delivery of affordable housing within sustainable mixed tenure neighbourhoods and now runs his own consultancy practice.


Iain Campbell | Chair of the HR & Governance Committee



Iain joined the Board for a second time in September 2015 he was previously Chair of Arches during the period of change to Arches management structure and attaining BME status. He is now retired from his various career roles as Community Participation Officer with Hull City Council, Chief Officer for a Housing Co-operative and a Community Development Trust and Housing Governance Officer with Hull Council.



Andrew Liles | Member of the Investment Committee



Andrew joined the Board in September 2017.  With over 30 years’ experience in social housing he is a member of the Association of Building Engineers (FCABE) and is currently a senior manager at Together Housing Group, responsible for asset management, stock investment, compliance and a full range of asset management functions.


Mohammed Jamil | Chair of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee



Mohammed joined the Board in September 2017.  He has almost 30 years business management experience at senior management level in both private and public sectors, including in the nuclear services industry, working on legal aid funding reforms, scrutiny of public prosecution services and in national skills and employment policy development. He has significant track record of managing public investment and working with Boards, including audit and risk committees on evaluating impact of public funding. 

Mohammed’s qualifications include a PhD in Nuclear Science and an MBA.


Joice Rennie | Member of the Investment Committee


Joice joined the Board in December 2017, having worked closely with Arches in the past, and now sits on the Investment Sub Committee. Joice is a CIH Chartered Member with over 30 years’ experience in the Housing sector, as a Deputy Managing Director and Director of Housing. Alongside her vast amount of experience in housing management, regeneration and new build, she is also a Chartered Institute of Management qualified, Senior Management Coach/Mentor. Her specialist areas are Managing Change, Customer Services/Resident Involvement, IT and Human Resources. She is also the Chair of the Board for Rykneld Homes, an ALMO with RP status.



Terry Gallagher | Member of the Investment Committee

Terry Gallagher joined the Board in December 2017 and is a qualified accountant (FCMA) with a 30-year career in finance, spanning both commercial and public sector, including experience as Director of Corporate Services at Sheffield Homes and Lambeth Living finishing there as the CEO. Terry continues to do consultancy roles and has a range of trustee/non-exec roles. These include recent appointments to the S2 Foodbank and to MASKK (Manor after schools Kids club). Prior roles included those with the Young Lambeth Coop, Emmaus South Lambeth and The Moldova Project (TMP), a UK based charity, which runs projects and practical assistance to vulnerable families in Europe’s poorest countries.  He continues to participate in sponsorship and project work with TMP. 



Ajman Ali | Member of the HR & Governance Committee

Ajman joined the Board in December 2017 and is the Director of Housing at a local authority and brings with him a wealth of experience of housing and delivering wider public and community services.


Andrea Brough | Member of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee


Andrea has worked within the social housing environment in the Yorkshire and East Midlands region for 30 years, holding senior positions in several local authorities, housing associations and with a private contractor.  She has vast experience of delivering regeneration programmes and new build housing for rent and for sale, as well as strategic planning and procurement.  Andrea has a Master’s Degree in Law specialising in Public Procurement Law and Policy and currently works in a development role with Together Housing.


Lisa Bradley | Member of the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee


Lisa is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with 30 years finance experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.  She joined the Board of Arches Housing in July 2019 and is also on the Board of Foundation, a Yorkshire based supported housing provider.  She is the Chief Financial Officer for Pennine Academies Yorkshire and formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Look Ahead Care & Support.


Brian Hamlin | Member of the HR & Governance Committee


Brian Hamlin LLB has over 17 years' social housing experience and is a Community Partnership Manager working for a national housing provider Guinness Partnership Limited. He works strategically across some of the country’s most deprived wards identifying local needs and aspirations. Working closely with private and public sectors he creates mechanisms that support communities and individuals to be safe and successful.



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