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Board Members

We're proud to say our Board of Management not only reflects the interests of the communities in which we work, but also holds the necessary specialised skills and experience needed to run and oversee the running of our work and to drive us forward.

To make sure we have the right controls in place internally, we have an Audit and Risk Committee. They keep an eye on these controls and go over them regularly, making sure they're still the best for us to use. 

The Board meet regularly to agree how and what we're going to be doing in the future. If you'd like the notes (minutes) from a previous meeting or to see when the Board are next meeting and would like to come along to see what happens, please contact us

You can also read what we'd prefer the structure of the board to look like, by visiting our Preferred Board and Committee Composition Statement page. 

Our Board and Committee Membership and Recruitment Policy [pdf] 181KB explains how people are selected for our board.

Chair of the Board - Ian Green

Chair of the Board - Ian Green, OBE

Chair of the Board of Management

Director of Accession Homes

Ian joined us as Chair of the Board in September 2022. Ian has over 25 years experience of high profile leadership roles in executive and non-executive capacities in charitable, housing, NHS and social care organisations. Until April 2023 Ian held the role of Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, the UKs leading HIV and sexual health charity and currently holds positions as chair and non-executive of NHS Foundation Trusts. 

Ian Green – Declaration of Interest

  • Shareholder, Wandle Housing Association
  • Non-Executive Director, South Central Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chair, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Richard Moriarty

Richard Moriarty

Richard joined us in September 2021 as our Senior Independent Director (SID) and chairs the Governance & Remuneration Committee.

Richard is the CEO of the Financial Reporting Council, having previously held the role of CEO of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority. Prior to this, he was CEO of the Legal Services Board. Richard has held a range of other senior executive positions in both the public and private sectors. Richard also served as Deputy Chair on the Board of the Social Housing Regulator.

Richard has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics and an MBA.

Richard Moriarty – Declaration of Interest

CEO, Financial Reporting Council and Director/Company Secretary of a small freehold management company set up to manage the freehold for a house in which Richard owns and leases.

Carli Harper-Penman

Carli joined the Board in December 2023 and is a member of the Customer Experience Committee.

Carli has a non-executive portfolio in the housing sector and extensive senior management experience in a range of strategy, business development, transformation and communication roles, combining values-based leadership with commercial experience.

Carli has a passion for social housing, having grown up in social housing in areas of Estuary’s operation and currently holds the role of Vice Chair of Housing for Women and Board Member of Chislehurst & Sidcup Housing Association. Carli also works as a strategy and communications consultant specialising in working with purpose-led business and social enterprises.

Carli Harper-Penman – Declaration of Interest

Vice Chair / Member, Housing for Women

Member, Chislehurst & Sidcup Housing Association

Director, Awe & Sonder Ltd – Consultancy business which may include at times, working with other Housing Associations.

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

Carol joined us in September 2021 and is as a Member of the Board of Management, Chair of Customer Experience Committee and Member of Governance and Remuneration Committee.

Carol was previously Director of Operations at Origin Housing Limited and has extensive knowledge and experience in the housing sector. She has held several Senior Executive positions at various housing associations including First Wessex and interim roles at B3 Living and Saffron Housing.

Carol Williams - Declaration of Interest

Director, Carol Williams Associates Ltd – currently not active.

Chief Executive - Ian Martin MBA, FCIH, FCMI, FRSA

Chief Executive - Ian Martin MBA, FCIH, FCMI, FRSA

Member of the Board of Management.
Director of Accession Homes Ltd and Estuary Homes Design Ltd.

Approaching 40 years of experience in the housing sector and joined Estuary Housing Association in 2012.

Member of the National Housing Federation’s East Region Sounding Board and Member of Build East developers’ group.

 

 

 

 

Ian Martin - Declaration of Interest

Memberships of another Housing Association or Estuary Housing Association subsidiary company

  • Subsidiary – Director of Accession Homes Ltd
  • Subsidiary – Director of Estuary Homes Design Ltd
  • Joint Venture Company - Hampstead Homes (Manor Road) LLP
  • Chief Executive, Estuary Housing Association

Jacqueline Adusei

Jacqueline joined to Association in 2021 as an Independent Committee Member on the Customer Experience Committee and joined the Board in December 2023.

Jacqueline has over 30 years of experience in the charity and social care sector, including 15 years as a chief executive and an experienced non-executive portfolio in social housing, community services and the charity sector. Jacqueline’s executive management career includes roles working with diverse organisations delivering organisational strategy, housing operations, community engagement and supported housing-related services.

Jacqueline is passionate about customer-led service delivery and collaborative partnership and currently runs a consultancy business providing personal development coaching tailored for black women seeking career advancement or transition. Jacqueline is currently the Chief Executive at Refugee Resource Oxford and Vice Chair at Women in Social Housing London.

Jacqueline Adusei – Declaration of Interest

Vice Chair, Women in Social Housing London

Chief Executive, Refugee Resource Oxford

Julie Parker

Julie joined the Board in September 2023 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Julie is an experienced non-executive director spanning the housing, health, local government, blue light services and arts sectors and led a successful career in senior strategic leadership roles for large, complex and diverse organisations.

Julie is passionate about delivering quality services to the public and brings experience and knowledge across various sectors with strong skills in finance management, corporate governance and service delivery. Julie is also knowledgeable of Estuary’s local community and public sector partners and is a member of local agencies such as the Mid and South Essex NHS Trust, Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board, Police and Crime Commissioner and Essex Police and Essex Fire and Rescue, amongst other roles.

Julie Parker - Declaration of Interest

  • Director, The Havering Theatre Trust Limited
  • Director, Hornchurch Productions Limited
  • NED, Mid and South Essex NHS Trust (MSEFT)
  • NED (provider representative), Finance and Investment Committee – Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board
  • NED Representative, MSEFT Pathology First Joint Venture
  • NED Representative, MSEFT Facilities First Joint Venture
  • Independent Member, Audit and Risk Committee – Council for Licensed Conveyancers
  • Member, Joint Audit Committee - Essex Fire and Rescue
  • Member, Joint Audit Committee – Police & Crime Commissioner and Essex Police

Marie Li Mow Ching

Marie joined the Board in September 2023 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.  

Marie has extensive experience as a non-executive director in social housing and health care sectors, including board member, vice chair and chair roles. Previous to this Marie had a successful career in central government, working across several departments and overseeing the delivery of large-scale projects and publicly funded programmes.

Marie has a passion for social housing with a focus to customer engagement, good governance, finance, risk management and regulatory compliance and is currently Chair at Advance Housing and Support, Chair at Christian Action Housing Association and a member at Selwood Housing Association and Gravesend Churches Housing Association.

Marie Li Mow Ching - Declaration of Interest

  • Chair of Board/Shareholder, Advance Housing & Support
  • Board Member/Shareholder, Selwood Housing
  • Chair, Christian Action HA
  • Chair of Board/Shareholder, Gravesend Churches HA
Chief Financial Officer - Michael Hadjimichael ACMA, CGMA, BSc (Hons)

Chief Financial Officer - Michael Hadjimichael ACMA, CGMA, BSc (Hons)

Member of the Board of Management.

Joined the Association in 2018, having worked in the housing sector since 2006.

He is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and has an Honours Degree in Economics and Accounting.

Michael Hadjimichael - Declaration of Interest

Memberships of another Housing Association or Estuary Housing Association subsidiary company

  • Subsidiary – Director of Accession Homes Ltd
  • Chief Financial Officer, Estuary Housing Association

 

Current Directorships of private or public companies

  • NOW Housing Limited - Subsidiary housing company of Welwyn Hatfield Council
Patrick Symington

Patrick Symington

Patrick joined us in September 2021 and is a Member of the Board of Management, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, Member of Governance and Remuneration Committee and Director of Estuary Homes Design Ltd.

Until May 2023 Patrick held the role of CEO of MORhomes PLC and is a finance professional, originally from the private sector with extensive experience in the housing sector as an executive director, NED and consultant.

Patrick was previously Executive Director at First Wessex HA responsible for Finance, IT, Governance and Business Transformation. He has also been Finance Director at various other HAs and was Chair of Risk & Audit Committee at Stonewater HA.

Patrick Symington – Declaration of Interest

Committee Member, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.

Simone Russell

Simone Russell

Member of the Board of Management and Audit and Risk Committee.

Joined the Association in 2018.

Simone has worked within the housing sector for more than 20 years in various roles. She has previously chaired the Chartered Institute of Housing's Eastern Board.

She is passionate about providing excellent services for residents, in homes that local people can really afford.

Simone Russell - Declaration of Interest

  • Director, Simone Russell Housing Solutions Ltd
  • Director of Housing, Lewisham Council
  • Non-Executive Director, The Lampton Group

Suzanne Horsley

Suzanne joined to Association in 2021 as an Independent Committee Member on the Customer Experience Committee and joined the Board in December 2023.

Suzanne is an experienced senior housing specialist with over 10 years of experience at the executive and director levels. As a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Suzanne brings strong knowledge in strategic housing operations, property services, asset management and building safety.

Suzanne is currently Executive Director of Customer Services at Wandle Housing Association and was previously Director of Building Safety and Director of Home and Property Services at Southern Housing Group.

Suzanne Horsley – Declaration of Interest

Executive Director of Customer Services, Wandle Housing Association

School Governor

Remuneration - Board Members and Chief Executive

Remuneration from 1st April 2024

Chief Exec £154,350 + £10,670 car allowance
Chair £12,680
Committee Chair* £7,691
EHA Board Member £4,481
Independent Board Member £2,667 (TBC)
Board Members - Accession Homes  
AHL Committee Chair* £3,663 (TBC)
AHL Board Member - Independent Non Exec £4,218

 

* Committee Chair EHD receives 50% of allowance as post is split between EHD & AHL