The Board of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society meets 4 times per year and is currently made up of 10 Members responsible for planning the future direction and governance of the Society.
All of the Members are volunteers, who give their time for no remuneration and are committed to the approved ‘vision and values’ approved by the Board.
Given their differing backgrounds in interests, careers and experience, the Board members offer a variety of expertise. In order to ensure that debate is challenging and the competing pressures on the Society are balanced. It is the deliberate intention to have a range of backgrounds on the Board and a regular audit of skills is undertaken to ensure that an appropriate balance is maintained.
The Chair is Glynn Morrey, a retired building surveyor with experience of running his own contracting company. For the Board, he is able to beneficially utilise his understanding of building construction, procurement, cost control and risk evaluation.
Vice Chair is Ian Cheetham, who has spent all of his working life in Stoke on Trent dealing with various types of property, principally commercial and development. Having held previous Board Member and Non- Executive roles in the education and regeneration sector, Ian is experienced in Board Governance.
Carol Edwards is a retired maintenance manager who has worked for a few local housing associations. She brings expertise in reactive maintenance, long term asset management planning, service contracts and budgetary control.
Gaynor Shuker has considerable experience in new social housing development and management. She has worked for a number of housing associations in the Midlands and North West and is currently development manager for a large national housing association.
Phil Brundrett has 30 years of social housing experience, with key experience in housing development & regeneration in Stoke on Trent.
Michelle Davis has worked in housing management services since 1997. She currently manages a large team providing customer facing housing management services across the North West.
Simon Thompson is an experienced housing professional with a background in both the public and private sector. His current role is Director of Development for a west midlands based Housing Association.
Faz Rasool has worked in the private sector for over 20 years and has lots of experience in operations and business planning and delivery. He currently works for BT in a senior role, partnering with some of the industries leaders in innovation in technologies across both fixed and mobile platforms.
Phillip Dawson, now retired, has over 40 years experience in social housing, public management and energy industries. Having previously held a “Chief Officer” role at Stoke on Trent City Council, Phil has a comprehensive knowledge of the socio-economic and political environments that prevail across the city and has a strong sense of community.
Whilst not a member of the Board the Company Secretary is Howard Cartwright. After a long career working for a local housing association in development, maintenance and housing management, Howard is a self employed housing consultant, but for the Society is responsible in his Company Secretary role for statutory returns, procurement, Board governance and liaison with our active partner the Honeycomb Group.