NFA Executive Steering Group members

  • Berneslai Homes

    Chief Executive

    Amanda joined Berneslai Homes as Chief Executive in September 2019. Previously Amanda worked as Group Director of Neighbourhoods at Together Housing Group and has over thirty years’ experience in the social housing sector. Amanda started her career in Barnsley and is very pleased to return

  • Cheltenham Borough Homes

    Chief Executive

    Paul has been Chief Executive at Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBH) since 2012. Prior to that he was Deputy Chief Executive having joined CBH in 2005. Paul has worked in the social housing sector since 1984 and has been involved in a wide range of services. Paul previously worked for Sainsbury’s after leaving university.
    Paul has been actively involved in developing and managing initiatives to improve the quality of life of the residents CBH represent. His passion is to ensure that people have a voice in the way they and their communities improve and that staff are able to contribute and shape the future strategy of the business.
    Paul is Chair of the National Federation of ALMOs New Business, Funding and Development Group.
    Paul has two daughters and occasionally admits to being a joint Derby County and Sunderland fan.

  • Derby Homes

    Chief Executive and ESG Group Chair

    Maria is the Managing Director of Derby Homes. She has over 30 years’ experience working within the social housing sector, formally with the local authority and with Derby Homes since 2002.

    She is passionate about services for tenants, cares deeply about the quality of services and is always looking for new ways of delivery in times of financial pressures, whether it’s working closer with the Council or in partnership with other agencies. Her focus is always on outcomes and providing good quality homes and opportunities for tenants and their families.

    Maria is also a trustee of Enthusiasm Trust Ltd and a Director of Resolve ASB.

  • Eastbourne Homes

    Chief Executive

    Ian has over 22 years of experience working in housing having been responsible for housing management, homelessness, development and private sector housing. He is currently the Managing Director for Eastbourne Homes Ltd and Director of Services for Eastbourne & Lewes Council. In 2016 Ian’s team won the UK Housing Award for Outstanding Developer of the Year.

    In addition, Ian was nominated as one of Inside Housing’s ‘Who’s Who’ in local authority housing development for a scheme that used new housing delivery to provide regeneration and economic development for a deprived town centre area. He is also a Director on Eastbourne Council’s Local Housing Company and Water Company.

  • Lewisham Homes

    Chief Executive

    Margaret started her career as an accountant and between 1989-1996 worked in a variety of finance roles with health and local authorities. Margaret moved into the Housing Sector in 1996. In 2006, her employer Midsummer Housing Association became part of the Guinness Partnership and in 2008 Margaret made the transition from Finance Director with the Housing Association to Managing Director, Guinness Midsummer. In October 2009, Margaret moved into the role of Managing Director, Guinness South, with responsibility for homes in London, the south and east. She then moved to the role of Executive Director of Customer Services in 2014, working with the Guinness Partnership on a fixed-term contract creating a new national operating model for customer services and customer engagement services. Day to day she had lead responsibility nationally for 49,000 rental homes and around 950 staff - including housing management, customer contact, repairs and customer engagement. She then spent a year as Transformation Director with Brent Housing Partnership, working with the ALMO, which was in ‘special measures’, to develop and deliver a Recovery Plan to improve their services to customers, staff engagement, performance and efficiency.

    Margaret is a qualified accountant with a first-class BA honours degree in Public Administration and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Margaret is also Vice Chair of Cottsway Housing Association and Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee.

  • Northwards Housing

    Chief Executive

    Robin is the Chief Executive of Northwards Housing, the 3 Star ALMO set up to manage & improve the Councils 13,500 homes in North Manchester. He is a member of Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub Board.

    Robin became Chair of Plus Dane Cheshire in September 2013 and joined new combined Group Board in April 2015. Before moving to Manchester, Robin worked in Leeds for over 20 years including being founder Chief Executive of Leeds West Homes, Assistant Director of Housing & Environmental Health with the Council & Project Director of Leeds Partnership Homes. He chaired Leeds YouthBuild board and he was a member of the Board of Sadeh Lok, a BME association based in Huddersfield, having stepped down after 17 years service, including the position of Vice Chair.

    He has a post graduate qualification in Housing & is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Robin became a member of CIH Council in 2005, Chaired the Policy and Practice Board for 4 years and served as President of CIH for 17 months until May 2013.

  • Nottingham City Homes

    Chief Executive

    Nick Murphy joined Nottingham City Homes in 2011 at an exciting time for council housing in the city.

    As Chief Executive he oversees a multi-million pound programme of improvements to thousands of homes, is responsible for the management, repair and maintenance of 28,500 properties and is driving up satisfaction levels among tenants and leaseholders.

    NCH’s evaluation of the wider social and economic benefits of Decent Homes investment has been recognised nationally and in Parliament. The company is working alongside the City Council to build new homes and regenerate areas of Nottingham, creating jobs for local people and investment in local communities and putting its tenants and leaseholders at the heart of everything it does.

    Nick joined NCH from Southampton City Council, where he was Executive Director for Neighbourhoods. He has worked for various local councils and in 1997 became the country’s youngest Director for Housing while at Eastbourne Borough Council.

  • Stockport Homes

    Chief Executive

    Helen worked in a number of North West housing authorities, covering 11 different jobs over 20 years before moving to Stockport. Helen set up Stockport Homes and has steered their success by improving customer services, bringing more money into the Borough, delivering physical improvements to the stock and growing the organisation. She is committed to continuing to improve living conditions for all customers, and to ensure Stockport are innovative in everything they do.

  • Sutton Housing Partnership

    Chief executive

    Steve Tucker is the Chief Executive of Sutton Housing Partnership and has previously held Director of Housing roles in Barking and Dagenham and at Hackney and was the first Chief Executive at Hackney Homes.

    Steven is an experienced housing executive with a track record of implementing radical improvement in service performance, transforming organisational culture and delivering successful community regeneration in partnership with residents. He has led on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Housing on developing best practice in repairs and maintenance and wrote the CIH Working Together report in February.

    He has recently led large scale organisational change programmes and conducted a wide range of strategic reviews for local authorities and housing associations. Steven has delivered multi-disciplinary service improvement programmes that are based around empowering staff and which have secured best practice alongside significantly reduced transaction costs.