The Board of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society is currently made up of 6 Members and is responsible for planning the future direction and governance of the Society.
All of the Members are volunteers, who give their time for no remuneration but who 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. A regular audit of skills is undertaken to ensure that an appropriate balance is maintained.
The Chair – is Geoff Harold, who is active in running his own insurance broker company in the Potteries but still finds the time to contribute to the Society with his considerable expertise in business, housing and energy.
The Vice Chair is Andy Bullmore, a former bank manager and relationship director working for the bank in commercial and residential property. He brings local knowledge, together with financial and property expertise to the Board.
Anthony Price is retired after a career in local government, which has given him the knowledge to contribute across a wide range of topics including Health & Safety, governance, risk awareness and resident involvement.
Glyn Morrey is a practicing 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.
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.
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, he is a self employed housing consultant but for the Society is responsible for statutory returns, procurement, Board governance and liaison with our active partners, Staffordshire Housing and Aspire Housing.