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Our Board is currently made up of seven Board members, including Rosebery’s Chief Executive. Rosebery operates under a single status governance structure whereby Non-Executive Board Members are recruited for their skills, knowledge and experience. Board Members normally serve a fixed term of three years and can be re-elected, subject to a maximum tenure of three terms (i.e. nine years) being permitted to be served on the Board.
The Board has responsibility for our strategic leadership, governance and performance. Our Board is committed to making sure that we meet the highest standards of governance and has adopted the National Housing Federation’s Code of Governance 2015 and NHF Code of Conduct 2012. Board meetings take place usually every eight weeks. Regular Board Away Days are held and we provide inductions, as well as on-going training to all our Board Members.
There are three Standing Committees of the Board, they meet regularly throughout the year. They are:
Christine joined the Board as Chair in April 2018. With over 35 years’ experience in social housing as a senior executive, board member and regulator, Christine’s expertise encompasses governance, development, low cost home ownership, regeneration and customer involvement. She is particularly interested in the provision of housing to meet a wide range of needs and which support social regeneration. She has championed customer involvement and standards of service delivery.
Florence joined the Board in February 2012 and chairs the Association’s Audit and Risk Committee. She has over 25 years of successfully developing Public Private Partnerships on behalf of the private sector and local authorities in health and social care, education and regeneration, including housing, for the benefit of local communities. She is a partner of Anagennao Investments, an investment company specialising in social infrastructure. Florence is also a founding Director of Flex Management Consulting, a business consultancy company with private and public sector clients.
Lindsay joined the Board in April 2018 and chairs the Association’s Investment Committee. He has over 37 years’ experience working in the affordable housing sector. He has held senior and executive positions in development and housing operations for medium and large housing associations, as well as having served over 17 years as a chief executive, including from 2006 to 2017 as chief executive of Radian Group. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Mak joined the Board in September 2014 and comes with over 24 years’ experience in property services and asset management. Mak became Interim Chair of Remuneration & Committee on Monday 9 November 2020. Mak started his career in private practice with a Chartered Building Surveying firm in 1994 before working in Registered Social Landlord and Charity sectors. Mak is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. Mak sits on the Board of Directors of Central Housing Investment Consortium.
Sukhraj was elected as a Board member in September 2014 and chairs the Association's Remuneration and Nomination Committee. He has been active in housing and not-for-profit sectors for more than five years and previously sat on the Radian Group Audit Committee and Finance Committee and served as non-executive Vice Chair on the board of Radian Support Limited. Sukhraj is an accountant by profession and has over 20 years’ financial management experience in plc and high growth SMEs in the commercial sector including care homes, healthcare, retail, leisure and media. He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Coin Street Community Builders.
Sukhraj is on sabbatical from Board from Monday 9 November 2020 to Sunday 9 May 2021.
A qualified accountant by background, Nigel has worked in the social housing sector for over 20 years, within three housing associations and with The Housing Finance Corporation (the not for profit lender to the sector). Nigel has been responsible for lending around £2bn to the sector primarily through the Capital Markets and the European Investment Bank. His diverse experience has given him exposure to Traditional, Care, LSVT and ALMO associations. Prior to the social housing sector, he worked in two commercial property development companies, primarily raising bank finance and managing joint ventures.
Deborah joined Rosebery as Chief Executive in December 2009. Deborah became an Executive Board Member of Rosebery in September 2014. She is MSc qualified in Business Administration and has a breadth of experience in the sector, gathered over 25 years with small, medium and large group organisations. Deborah is also Co-Chair of the National Housing Federation’s London and South East Housing Management Forum.