Board Information

Name Appointed Experience
Andy Gamble - Chair

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

Joanna Chambers

Director of Assets and Growth at Leeds and Yorkshire Housing, with significant experience of housing development from a broad range of housing associations.  Experience and knowledge of carbon reduction strategies for housing portfolios.

Jane Fowler

A professional with a BSc in Sustainable Land and Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).  Strong customer centric values gained through employed, consultancy and non-executive director appointments.  A strong interest in making sure her local community thrives and prospers. Has been a parish councillor and worked with the CCG on strategic planning.

Megan Henderson

Currently Head of Corporate Services 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 2011 – 2019 and was a Board member for the WISH Yorkshire and Humber region 2016 – 2020.

Ilyas Lunat
2021 (Shadow Board member)

Senior Manager Income Services at Connect Housing Association.  Has 25 years of sector experience with specialist skills and knowledge in housing management, customer services, income collection, financial and digital inclusion, and legal issues in housing, at both a practical and strategic level.

Angela Macready
Angela Macready

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

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.

David Smith
2021 (Shadow Board member)

Qualified accountant and Executive Director of Resources at Broadacres Housing Association.  Knowledge and experience of accounting advice and control, implementing new financial management policies and regimes, training agendas, modernisation and performance improvement within the UK and International Public Sector.

Bill Truin

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

Jo Watson

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