MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS
We are governed by a Board who safeguard our viability, effectiveness and moral character. It combines expertise and experience in different areas including finance, legal, housing and local communities. Its purpose is to maintain our strategic direction in line with our mission and vision statements.
David Jepson - Chair
David has over 30 years’ experience of social housing starting his career with new build housing co-operatives in Liverpool. He has had over 16 years’ experience in senior management including as deputy chief executive at Riverside and as chief executive in a number of other organisations.
He has wide experience of governance, urban regeneration, private finance initiatives, stock transfers, mergers and the establishment of commercial ventures.
Rebecca is an experienced solicitor, non-executive director, consultant and civil and commercial mediator. She also undertakes business development and tenders. Rebecca has written for the Housing Studies journal, completed postgraduate studies in housing and since 2018 has mentored board and committee members with Housing Diversity Network as part of the Board Excellence Programme. For more than fifteen years, Rebecca has acted for housing associations and local authorities. She advises on housing litigation including housing management and property condition and provides confidential advice on risk management and corporate governance.
While training to be a teacher, Steve became involved in gospel outreach in Speke, playing a major role in invigorating and reviving the congregation at Speke Baptist Church. In 2004, Steve became full-time pastor at the church and moved to Speke.
Since then he has led a team that raised over £700k to purchase and renovate the Noah’s Ark Centre to be a hub of community life.
Paul Diggory - Senior Independent Director
Paul was Chief Executive with North Wales Housing from 2000 to 2016 and President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) from 2007-2008. He is current Chair of the CIH Cymru Board and a member of the CIH Governing Body.
An External Examiner at the University of Ulster from 2012-15 and a member of Housing Partnership UK from 2014-16, Paul has spoken at housing events throughout the UK and internationally.
Yasmin has worked in social housing for over 30 years for national housing regeneration agencies in both investment and regulation roles.
She has worked with both housing associations and local authorities to deliver affordable housing projects in the North West and delivered national programmes including Decent Homes.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and carries out a number of non-executive board roles.
Eric is a qualified youth and community development worker and has held a number of executive and non-executive roles in charities, housing and local government. His experience covers a range of projects and initiatives including Private Finance Initiatives, mergers, corporate restructuring projects, governance and stakeholder engagement.
Eric is passionate about providing homes for people while ensuring the social, environmental and economic well-being of the neighbourhoods in which they live.
Danielle is Head of Financial Accounting at Riverside Housing.
Prior to this, she was Finance Director for Liverpool John Lennon Airport having joined them in 2012 as a Financial Planning Manager.
She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and qualified Financial Analyst who graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class degree in Law.
Angela began her housing career in 1990 and since then she has carried out a variety of roles across Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. She is currently Assistant Chief Executive at Incommunities Housing Group in Bradford.
As well as being part of the executive team with strategic responsibility for the Group, she has responsibility for Asset Management, Repairs & Maintenance, Development and Estate Services.
Previously Chief Executive of Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnerships, Graham is currently Director of Commissioning and Commercial Management at Cheshire West and Chester Council where he is responsible for delivering large regeneration schemes and managing the council's large contracts.
He was formerly Project Director of Liverpool Land Development Company and the Speke Garston Development Company, which led the economic regeneration of South Liverpool under the European Objective One Programme.
Mary grew up in Garston and now lives in Speke. She is passionate about the area and its people and also about creating opportunities for young people and those seeking work in the area.
Mary is a Labour Councillor for Speke/Garston, Chair of the Labour Group and Assistant Cabinet Member for Employment and Skills.
She is a member of the Integrated Transport Authority sits on South Liverpool International Gateway Board.
Jamal Wahid - Co-Optee
Jamal has lived in Garston for over 40 years. He joined scrutiny panel in 2014 and was elected as chair by his peers, a role he held for three years. Jamal came to the UK as a student in 1970 to be a merchant navy officer.
After nine years he left the navy and joined Ford where he worked for 31 years. He is the current vice-chair of Malaysian House Ltd, a charity foundation in Liverpool.
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This is the highest level of involvement where you can contribute to the running and management of SLH through formal meetings. The Board is made up of independent members who make strategic decisions that ensure we are meeting our aims and objectives. Keep an eye on our Work For Us page for board member opportunities.
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