Meet our Board
We believe that good governance is essential for the success of our organisation. Our Board is a crucial part of our governance framework. To learn more about our Board, please see the information below.
Our Board has up to eight members, three of which can be residents. We also have the ability to co-opt two further members with specific skills, if required. All our Board members have been recruited based on their skills, knowledge and experience, either in the housing sector or other parts of the public or private sector. Our Board members give up their time voluntarily. The Board meets regularly to review the performance of the business. They are responsible for overseeing the delivery of our Business Plan and decide where we are going and how we will get there.
Dale Butcher (Chairman)
Dale is the Chairman of our Board. Dale has spent over twenty years in the Automotive Industry in Retail and Distribution. He is currently an adviser to the Emil Frey Group of Switzerland (2012), a Trustee of the Enthusiasm Trust Derby (2014) and a Trustee of the Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy in Slough.
Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience working in the housing sector. She lives within the district and is very keen to support the sustainability and growth of the community.
Stuart has over 25 years’ experience working in the financial services sector, and has a Masters degree in Business Administration. He is also a governor at a local primary school.
Alex is a qualified accountant with over 10 years’ experience in the housing sector and has a Masters degree in Economics. Alex lives within the district and is married with children.
Helen is a qualified accountant, who has worked in social housing for over 20 years. Currently she is Director of Finance for Gateway Housing.
Emma has 18 years of experience working in the housing sector, and is currently Managing Director of Rochford Housing Association.
Paul is a Greenfields tenant, and before being a Board member was on our Community Gateway Group. Paul has worked primarily in the printing industry throughout his career. Paul believes that through genuine discussion and total honesty, Greenfields will go forward and continue to maintain the full support of the people it represents.
Flip has worked with Greenfields as an involved resident for five years. She has a keen interest in local projects and events, and successfully completed a housing course through “Active Learning for Residents”.
Alan Townshend (Co-optee)
Alan has 29 years experience in affordable housing in Local Government. His current role is Group Development Director at Southern Housing. In his previous roles Alan was responsible for development and asset management, repairs and planned maintenance. He is an experienced Board and Committee member.
Yvonne Arrowsmith (Co-optee)
Yvonne’s current role is Chief Executive of L&Q’s subsidiary, East Thames Group. Yvonne’s previous role was Group Operations Director at Family Mosaic. Yvonne has joined the Board as a Co-Optee for 1 year until January 2019 and will bring additional skills and experience in the areas of governance, monitoring and regulation.
Our Board meets six times a year. You can view the papers for recent Board meetings by clicking the links below:
If you would like to view older versions of our minutes or board papers, contact our Governance Adviser on the information below:
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What is a Community Gateway Association?
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