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 whom 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. Since August 2018, Board members have been remunerated. 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.
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 Crown Simmons Housing Association.
Emma has 18 years of experience working in the housing sector, and is currently Managing Director of Rochford Housing Association.
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”.
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.
Jo is currently CEO of Wellingborough Homes and has worked in housing for over 30 years. She has steered her own organisation through a number of changes and challenges. Jo has excellent all round experience.
Kay has held a number of senior positions in housing associations and with the Housing Corporation. Over the last 20 years, Kay has undertaken a wide range of interim and consultancy roles and is very widely respected. Kay has an enthusiasm for Greenfields potential (as a local resident) and a clear sense of future opportunities.
David had an impressive career in the Royal Navy before stepping down and taking the role as Chief Executive of the Harpur Trust in 2002. David has knowledge of and skill in governance and he brings a wealth of experience to the Greenfields Board, which he believes, shares his values and commitment to social development.
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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