Stevenage Homes welcomes three new board members
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- 11.06am, 7 January 2011
Three new board members took up their positions at the most recent Board meeting. Their appointment followed a recruitment campaign for the voluntary positions of independent and tenant Board members.
The Board has twelve members who work together to ensure that Stevenage Homes is effectively governed and delivering services for tenants and leaseholders efficiently, equitably and to the high standards that customers deserve. There are four Board members that are nominated by Stevenage Borough Council, four independent Board members and four members that are tenants or leaseholders of Stevenage Homes.
Cllr Michael Hearn has taken up the post of Councillor Board Member. He has lived in Stevenage since 1993 and was elected as ward councillor for Martin’s Wood in May 2010. Michael is also chair of Shephall Residents Group and volunteers for St John’s Ambulance. A full time teacher in lifelong skills, he also spends his spare time running a British Sign Language practice club.
David Gray joins as independent Board member. David has lived in Stevenage since 1984 and is also Vice Chair of the board of governors for Fairlands Primary School and Nursery. As an independent Board member David’s role will be to share his skills in customer care and project management, helping Stevenage Homes to continue to improve it’s performance.
Gervase Muller becomes the new tenant Board member. Gervase has lived in Stevenage for more than 25 years. He is Secretary of Harrow Court Resident Group and a former Vice Chair of the Federation of Stevenage Tenants & Associations (FOSTA). Now retired, he was a senior manager in publishing and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management.
Congratulating the new Board members on their appointment Roger Gochin, Stevenage Homes Chairman, said,
‘Each of our new Board members will add new skills to our already very able Board. It’s clear from their first meeting that they are all passionate about housing and delivering excellent housing services for the people of Stevenage’
Cllr Ann Webb, Stevenage Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Housing, added.
‘I look forward to working with all three new Board members on continuing to make Stevenage Homes a housing service that the borough can be proud of.’