Board Information

Name Appointed Experience
Andy Gamble - Chair
2015

He has a BSc in Building Surveying and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Director of Development at Yorkshire Housing and former Director of Development and Growth at Accent.  Previous experience working for major house builders and as a college governor, an ALMO director and a mentor for the Housing Diversity Network

Stephen Clarke
Stephen Clarke MBE – Chair of Audit, Risk and Governance Committee
2012

Retired Bank of England Branch Manager and Regional Deputy Agent.  Former Chair of Accent’s Audit and Governance Committees.  Immediate past Chair of Accents Pension Scheme Trustees Board.  Former advisor to the DCLG on European Regional Development Fund

David Copley
2017

A graduate in Estate Management and a Chartered Surveyor.  Worked in London for the GLC and Wales before moving to Harrogate where he established and ran a successful estate agency for 20 years.  Founder and manager of Yorkshire Coastal Cottages, a holiday lettings business.

Megan Henderson
2017

Currently Human Resources Manager at Leeds Federated Housing Association but has had frontline customer service experience as well as roles in corporate governance.  Has mentored with HDN since 2010, chaired the NHF HR group for the Yorkshire and Humber region since 2011 and in 2016 joined the Board for the WISH Yorkshire and Humber region.

Angela Macready
Angela Macready
2010

Qualified solicitor in practice in the Social Housing/Commercial Property sector.  Previously held legal positions at a large housing association group.

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John Place
2019

Customer Experience Manager for Accent Housing with a BA in Business Management.  A customer focussed strategic thinker who is passionate about developing individuals to reach their full potential, delivering great homes and services.

Bill Truin
2013

Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax advisor.  Held senior finance positions in a large and growing housing association.  Currently a partner in Insight 4 Housing LLP, a consultancy business.  An associate member of the CIPFA Housing Advisory Network

Dot Tyrtania
2017

Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer, specialising in the valuation of social and affordable housing and providing advice to both funders and Registered Providers.  

Jo Watson
2018

CIPFA qualified accountant and former Chief Finance Officer for Teesdale District Council.  Currently Director of Finance at Railway Housing Association in Darlington.