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Our Board

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    Sean McLaughlin,, Chair

    Sean McLaughlin is the current Managing Director of Homes for Haringey. He has a great knowledge of Islington, having lived here for many years and being the previous Head of Housing and Adult Services for Islington Council. Sean was appointed chair of BHA in September 2019 and we look forward to welcoming his knowledge and expertise to our organisation.

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    Aaron Elliot,, Vice Chair & Chair of Audit & Risk Committee

    Aaron joined our board in 2014. His previous experience crosses both the public and private sector including local authorities, housing associations and the Homes and Communities Agency, including hands-on development experience. He currently works for as a development and regeneration consultant for Altair.  As well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, he holds professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is passionate about the housing and development sector with a particular interest in affordable housing issues.

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    Chris Bell,, Resident Board Member

    Chris joined the board in 2019 and formally appointed at the 2020 AGM. Chris has been a BHA tenant for a number of years and has a passion for housing and working in the community, as well as engaging with young people specifically. The board were delighted to welcome Chris' wealth of knowledge of housing and insights into the local community with the board.

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    Janice Walsh,, Resident Board Member

    Janice is one of BHA's longest serving residents and was appointed to the board in 2019 and formally joined at the 2020 AGM. Janice is a keen gardener and loves to get involved with the local community - she even starred in BHA's 50th anniversary film! The board were delighted to add Janice's passion for the Barnsbury community and her insights as a BHA resident for many years to the board.

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    Barbara Sidnell

    Barbara has been a board member since 2014 and is a former local Islington Councillor. She had specific portfolio responsibilities for housing issues, community development, resident issues and community safety. Barbara has a long track record of voluntary engagement in her local community and is currently involved in a number of community initiatives. As well as her local knowledge, Barbara brings a wide range of skills in community development, especially around community safety.

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    Charles Culling

    Charles joined the board in 2013 and has worked in the housing sector since 1997, most recently as Head of Housing Services at Network Homes Ltd. He is highly qualified, including MCIOB & CEnv memberships along with being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Charles also has an MSc in Surveying and an MBA, specialising in Finance and strategic management. He is also a board member of New World Housing Association in Balham and a London Sustainability Strategy Group Member.

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    Jonathan Bunt

    Jonathan formally joined our Board in September 2017. He joins us with experience at Finance Director level and in developing affordable housing programmes, and extensive experience in local government finance. Jonathan has qualifications in Public Finance & Accountancy as well as Business Economics.

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    Chyrel Brown

    The board were delighted to add Chyrel Brown to its ranks in 2018. Chyrel joins BHA with a wealth of experience in housing and neighbourhood management and we look forward to adding her skills and expertise to the organisation.