Meet the Non Executive Team
Tim has been Chair since September 2012. He has long been a champion of affordable housing, and was previously chair of an arms length management organisation. Amongst his many roles, he is a local councilor, portfolio holder for Community Safety, Licensing and Culture, co-opted member of the East of England Committee of the National Housing Federation and a non-executive director of Southend University NHS Foundation Trust. Tim sits on the Appointments and Remuneration committee.
Carol is self-employed as a Business Consultant working with companies to develop their business and operational process, applying experience gained as a senior manager, at board level, within corporate organisations engaged in engineering and manufacturing. Formerly she held the position of Chair of Coggleshall Friends of Cancer Research UK, a small community based group, organising fund raising for this very worthwhile cause. Carol sits on the Appointments and Remuneration committee and represents Colne on the board of Iceni Homes
Michael joined the board in 2006. He is a retired Company Director, Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, Member of Service Monitoring Group, Mental Health Act Manager and Chair of Governors at Market Field School. Michael has a particular interest in the welfare of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Michael sits on the Audit committee.
Stephen joined the board in 2013. He is a graduate in civil and structural engineering. He began his career in engineering before switching to corporate commerce where he specialised in change management latterly as a senior executive in the Banking and Financial Services Sector. Stephen has served several Healthcare organisations including Non Executive Director of NEE Primary Care Trust, Chair of the Performance Advisory Group for Essex, and a former member the National Institute for Healthcare Organisational Development and Delivery Research. He now runs an Executive Development consultancy, and is Chairman of the Careers Academy at Colchester Institute in addition to various voluntary roles with local organisations. Stephen sits on the Audit committee as Chair.
Alan Collard comes from a banking and finance background, having worked most recently as Managing Director of JP Morgan Clark and Head of the Institutional Banking Group, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He is now a self employed consultant, parish councillor and treasurer of a community benefit company.
Andrew joined the board in 2006. He is Senior Partner in Fenn Wright Estate Agents and Surveyors. Andrews sits on the Audit committee.
Julie joined the board in 2013. Julie, who is Partner at Fisher Jones Greenwood, qualified as a commercial property solicitor in 2005 and she deals with a wide range of residential and commercial freehold and leasehold transactions. Julie has particular expertise in property development and construction agreements, including golden brick, options, conditional contracts and overage arrangements. She also extensive experience in acting for registered social landlords dealing with their site acquisition and development agreements, shared ownership schemes and section 106 agreement negotiations. Julie sits on the Audit commitee.
Alison Inman is a prominent member of the affordable housing community. She is a governing board member for the CiH, the professional body for housing. She is also the Vice Chair of TPAS, the national tenant empowerment organisation, and was previously Chair of Colchester Borough Homes, She is also a magistrate and school governor.
Amanda joined the board in 2013, and hopes to provide a link between Colne and its residents. As a community centred individual, Amanda has been a Colne neighbourhood representative for a number of years and is well aware of the pressures that many residents are finding themselves under. Amanda sits on the Appointments and Remuneration committee.