Governance & Board
The SBHA board is our governing body. We are regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing.
We make sure of sound leadership and direction at the board level. Our board is made up of members with a diversity of backgrounds. Two of our board members are residents.
Our board meets quarterly to steer our strategic direction. This is given through our 2018 to 2023 Corporate Strategy. Our executive team is responsible for the delivery of our objectives within the business plan.
Nana Banton, a consultant working with companies ranging from FTSE 100 to SMEs, brings 15 years of experience in business transformation and change management in the private and public sectors; including health, telecoms, logistics, international development and Central Government.
Dave Bradley is Director of People & Culture, Retail at Primark, and has extensive experience at the director level at organisations including Metropolitan Housing, EY and ASDA as well as experience in manufacturing, logistics, financial services, energy, aviation and real estate.
Tom Ground is a co-opted Board Member and Chair of the Treasury Committee. He works in financial services, where he is responsible for managing a £62bn annuity fund. He previously worked at Legal & General where he was responsible for their investments in housing. Tom has led several engagements setting up joint ventures between public and private entities, restructuring operations to improve performance / lower costs. Up until 2016, he was Chair of Addison Primary School. Tom is passionate about the importance of providing good quality housing to every member of the community.
Colin is a chartered surveyor and independent consultant with over 35 years’ prior experience in the UK property industry, including 12 as a fund manager within the UK arm of one of the leading global investment managers. He has a proven ability in fund and portfolio management having won two industry awards. His experience includes development procurement across a wide range of property assets. He is a member of the Property Investment Committee of the Diocese of Rochester and Chair and Trustee of Bromley Scouts. Colin is a Patient & Family facing volunteer with St Christopher’s Hospice.
Shani Mashhood is Head of Digital Monitoring at the BBC with extensive experience in change management, business performance improvement and transformation as well as managing leading edge transformational technology solutions and projects providing growth and innovation across the public and private sector.
Helen commenced her career as a barrister, before transitioning to the public sector where she has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of legal, commercial and policy roles. She currently works in UK Government Investments on a variety of corporate governance and corporate finance projects.
Richard is a property industry expert with more than thirty years of experience in the UK and European markets. He is a member of the RICS, the RTPI and the Investment Property Forum. He advises on Planning matters, Project Design & Conception and Development Appraisals in both the commercial and residential fields. In his current role, he is responsible for strategic planning for the company and providing the business plan and financial management. Richard is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Waltham Forest Housing Association.
With a history of resident involvement and a lifelong interest in architecture and the built environment, Jonny Shapiro is a passionate advocate of the role of housing as a force for social good. He is self-employed and lives with his family in Grove Park, Chiswick, as an SBHA tenant.
Malcolm Twite - Vice Chair
Malcolm is a chartered surveyor with over 25 years experience, formerly as Head of Corporate Real Estate at Network Rail and Head of Group Property at the Department for Transport. He is now the commercial director of Community Health Partnerships.
SBHA is registered with the Regulator of Social Housing and is a Community Benefit Society, registered as a Mutual Society with the Financial Conduct Authority (No 16442R). SBHA is a National Housing Federation (NHF) and Housing Association Ombudsman scheme member. SBHA complies with the NHF Code of Governance.
As of April 2020, SBHA holds Governance Rating 2 and Viability Rating 2 with the Regulator of Social Housing. Both of these ratings are fully compliant.
Rosemary has been the Chief Finance Officer at Platform Housing since March 2020. She has 35 years experience in the social housing sector. This includes being Group Finance Director and Resources Director of Notting Hill Housing Trust (now part of Notting Hill Genesis), Circle Anglia (now part of Clarion Housing), Watford Community Housing Trust and Southern Housing Group between. Immediately prior to joining Platform, she spent four years working as a consultant primarily in various interim chief financial officer roles, including for Riverside, Beyond Housing, Paradigm and Southern Housing Group.