Diana Warwick, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe

Diana Warwick, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe

Chair

Baroness Warwick is the Chair of the National Housing Federation. She is also Chair of the Council of the Property Ombudsman. She was Chair of the Human Tissue Authority until April 2014. Before that, she was Chief Executive of Universities UK for 14 years where she led a body representing the executive heads of 130 universities, both nationally and internationally. She was a Fulbright Commissioner until last year and is a lifetime fellow of the RSA.

Jane Ashcroft CBE

Jane Ashcroft CBE

Vice Chair, and Chief Executive of Anchor Trust

Jane joined Anchor in 1999 from BUPA, which had acquired Care First plc where she was Personnel Director. She was appointed Chief Executive of Anchor on 9 March 2010.

Sean Anstee

Sean Anstee

Leader of Trafford Council

Sean has a passion for politics, and articulates a very clear vision for the role of housing in communities. He is the Leader of Trafford Council, vice chair of Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and deputy chair of the Local Government Association. He has played a key role in the devolvement of responsibilities from Whitehall to Greater Manchester. His early career was in the Financial Services sector.

Elizabeth Austerberry

Elizabeth Austerberry

Chief Executive of Moat Homes

Elizabeth Austerberry is the Chief Executive of Moat – a housing association with over 20,000 homes across London and the South East.

Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Professor of Housing and Social Policy at Heriot-Watt University

Suzanne has an academic background with a social policy/homelessness/welfare focus. She is currently Professor of Housing and Social Policy at Heriot-Watt University and a member of Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Anti-Poverty Task Group. She was appointed a professor at University of York at the age of 33. She is well networked in housing academic circles and will bring a strong analytical dimension to board debates.

Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Chief Executive of Home Group

Chief Executive of Home Group, one of the UK’s largest social enterprises – with over 55,000 homes under management across Scotland and England and is the UK’s largest provider of Supported People services in England, Wales and Scotland in over 500 projects and working with over 36,000 individual clients each year.

Mervyn Jones

Mervyn Jones

Chief Executive, Yorkshire Housing

Mervyn Jones joined Yorkshire Housing as Chief Executive in June 2008. He has been involved with the housing sector for over 30 years, having previously worked as Chief Executive at Willow Park, a major urban stock transfer in Manchester, and housing organisations in London, the North West and Yorkshire.

Isobel Leaviss

Isobel Leaviss

Independent Observer at the Bar Standards board

Isobel is a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council's Fitness to Practice Panel and was previously the Independent Observer for the Bar Standards Board. She coordinated the site assembly for the London Olympic Park and prior to that was a credit analyst at Goldman Sachs. Isobel was elected to the National Housing Federation Board in September 2015.

David Montague CBE

David Montague CBE

Chair of Audit and Risk Management Committee

David Montague has been Chief Executive of L&Q since February 2008. He has been with L&Q since 1988 and served as Group Director of Finance before his current appointment.

Geeta Nanda OBE

Geeta Nanda OBE

Geeta is Chief Executive of Metropolitan Housing Association. Across a career of nearly 30 years, she has held a variety of leadership roles in the sector – most recently leading Thames Valley Housing as Chief Executive for nine years where she established the highly successful market rent subsidiary, Fizzy Living.

David Orr

David Orr

Chief Executive

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Twitter: @natfedDavid

Cath Purdy OBE

Cath Purdy OBE

Chief Executive of South Lakes Housing

Cath Purdy joined South Lakes Housing in July 2015, having previously been Chief Executive of Housing Hartlepool and Group Chief Executive of Vela Housing Group, before briefly becoming Deputy Group Chief Executive of Thirteen Group in the Tees Valley.