‘I have worked in social housing for over 35 years, starting my career at Wyre Forest District Council, then moving to Redditch Borough Council and then to a Housing Association Nehemiah UCHA, which was based in Birmingham but we worked in 6 local areas in Birmingham and the Black Country. I retired from Nehemiah UCHA as Director of Housing in 2011.
During my career, I was very involved in Supporting People and the development of housing for older people and I chaired a number of multi-agency partnership groups. Whilst at Redditch I spent a year seconded to the West Mercia Police working on Community Safety and wrote Redditch’s Community Safety Strategy.
I was a Board member of the Community Housing Group since the transfer of housing stock in 1999 and subsequently become Group Chair from 2012 – 2015. I have experience of Business Planning, Risk Management, Governance, Budget Monitoring, setting and Maintaining Key Performance Indicators and am both a leader and a team member.’