• Meet the Non Executive Team


    Tim Young

    Tim Young

    Chair

    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 councillor, portfolio holder for Community Safety, Licensing and Culture, a non executive director of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and member of the Essex Police and Crime panel. Tim sits on the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and is our Board Champion for governance and public relations.

    Carol Wilkinson

    Carol Wilkinson

    Vice Chair

    Carol is a self-employed Business Consultant, applying experience gained as a senior manager within corporate organisations engaged in engineering and manufacturing. She was Chair of Coggeshall Friends of Cancer Research UK, fundraising for the worthwhile cause. Carol is Vice Chair of the Board and sits on the Audit Committee and is our Board Champion for development, ICT and efficiency / value for money. 

    Alan Collard

    Alan Collard

    Alan joined the board in 2014. He comes from a banking and finance background, having worked most recently as Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase 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. Alan is Chair of the Audit Committee and is our Board Champion for finance and treasury management.

    Julie Hoy

    Julie Hoy

    Julie joined the board in 2013. A Partner at Fisher Jones Greenwood, she qualified as a commercial property solicitor in 2005 and deals with residential and commercial freehold and leasehold transactions. Julie has particular expertise in property development and construction agreements. She has acted for registered social landlords dealing with their site acquisition and development agreements, shared ownership schemes and section 106 agreements. Julie is Chair of the Appointment and Remuneratin Committee and is our Board Champion for welfare reform and community development.

    Alison Inman

    Alison Inman

    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. Alison sits on the Audit Committee and is our Board Champion for housing management.

    Malcolm O’Brien

    Malcolm O’Brien

    Malcolm is the Executive Director of People and Communications for Swan Housing and brings 20 years experience in HR and ten years in the housing sector to the Board. Malcolm also has significant experience in leading business and cultural change by selling ideas, motivating and influencing senior colleagues, board members, staff and trade unions.

    Malcolm sits on the Appointments and Remuneration Committee. 

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