The setting of strategy and direction, and the monitoring of our performance, is undertaken by a Board that consists of twelve members – ten independents and two tenant.
The Board meets six weekly to consider Calico business.
John is Chair of the Board and is also a member of the Group Audit Committee. As Head of Social Housing Lending at Yorkshire Building Society, John brings significant housing management, development, financial and risk management knowledge.
Peter is the Vice Chair of the Board. Peter is a freelance housing consultant who has worked on housing and regeneration programmes across the country. He brings extensive experience of community engagement and tenant participation.
Gemma has been a member of the Calico Homes Board since January 2011, and also sits on the Remuneration Committee. As Bid Manager for Vital Energi, Gemma brings an understanding of procurement and sustainable energy solutions.
She has previously worked in construction, and has extensive experience of working with registered providers and local authority partners, delivering development and planned maintenance within the housing sector.
As Business Manager at Six Town Housing, Adam brings experience of tenancy management and customer engagement, particularly in supporting customers through welfare reform.
Bill’s experience of working in the social housing sector spans over 41 years. Bill is currently Director of Development for Torus Housing Group, with responsibility for one of the largest RP development and sales programmes in the Northwest.
Andrew is a member of the Board and is also a member of the Group Audit Committee. As a Litigation Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution department for Lockett Loveday McMahon, Andrew brings considerable legal expertise and an understanding of customers.
Stewart is a member of the Board. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Stewart has spent some 40 years working in housing, regeneration and environmental protection, and has worked for five Local Authorities.
Stewart has run his own housing and management consultancy business since 2001. As a member of 25 years standing of the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP), he was elected to the Federation’s Managing Council in 2014, and has been Chair of its International Housing Network since 2012.
Paula is a housing professional with 25 years of Social Housing experience in the North West Region, and she is passionate about the provision of quality, affordable housing in thriving communities. Paula’s experience includes revenue and service management, with a strong emphasis on partnerships, innovations and digital transformation.
Victoria has over 30 years’ experience in social housing, having worked for a variety of Registered Providers in the North of England specialising in development, regeneration and asset management. Victoria is currently Director of Property & Assets at Equity Housing Group.
Greg has extensive experience and a strong track record in finance and operational management, and in delivering effective and efficient customer services. Greg is a Board Member of the Norther Housing Consortium and Chair of the Consortium’s Audit & Risk Committee, as well as the appointed Independent Person on Craven District Council’s Audit Committee.
He sits on on the Centre for Excellence for Business and Centre for Excellence Construction Education Boards in Bradford, and is currently Assistant Chief Executive – Resources at Incommunities Group.