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Board

Members at 19 June 2013

Suzy Brain England

Suzy Brain England
C Dir, OBE

Chair of the Board at Derwent Living from June 2010. Also a Chair and Director in other housing, health and welfare organisations.
Appointed: 26 June 2010

 
Kyla Bellingall

Kyla Bellingall

Qualified accountant and auditor. Head of not-for-profit section of Grant Thornton Central West region.
Appointed: 19 June 2013

 
Naomi Dobraszczyc

Naomi Dobraszczyc

Chartered Accountant. Currently Director of Finance and Contracting at Brighter Futures Housing Association
Appointed: 16 June 2011

 
Nick Ebbs

Nick Ebbs
MRICS

MD of Blueprint Regeneration
Appointed: 25 June 2009

 
Margaret Gildea

Margaret Gildea
MA Cantab, MBA, OBE

HR professional, Director at Organisation Change Solutions
Appointed: 19 June 2013

 
Richard Hopkin

Richard Hopkin
MA (Cantab), FCA

Chartered Accountants/Financial consultant
Appointed: 19 June 2013

 
Maureen Neal

Maureen Neal

Emeritus Professor. Chair of the Board of Derby Citizens Advice and Law Centre
Appointed: 16 June 2011

 
Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw
FCA, MCT

Finance professional
Appointed: 1 January 2012

 

Role of the board

Derwent Living is governed by a board of management. The board today comprises members with relevant knowledge and skills, all of whom have an interest in housing and in particular the provision of housing for those in need.

Derwent Living conducts its business through its board which is legally responsible for the affairs of the company.

The board meets quarterly to approve matters of policy and take key decisions regarding our activities and finances. In addition, Derwent Living has a committee structure as follows:

Operational Performance Committee – Meets quarterly to consider and approve all key matters relating to purchase of sites, letting of building contracts and the management and maintenance of affordable housing.

Audit and Risk Committee – Meets quarterly to review financial performance; approve funding arrangements and consider key staffing and technology issues. The group also considers the organisation’s approach to risk, current key risks and discusses the risk map.

Governance and Remuneration Committee – Meets twice a year to review the performance, conditions of service and salaries of the chief executive and directors.

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