Elected to the Board in 2015 (Planning and Development Consultant)
Delia has over sixteen years’ experience in the property, regeneration and finance sectors. Delia currently works as an advisor supporting Local Authorities, developers and Registered Providers to deliver complex regeneration schemes across the UK. She has been a Board Member at LSHA since 2015 prior to becoming Chair in 2021, and has also held Non Executive roles on the Boards of non-profit making organisations focused on delivering affordable and supported housing.
Elected to the Board in 2015 (Housing Professional)
Hilary has over 30 years’ experience of social housing working for housing associations, local authorities and central government regulatory bodies. She is currently Director of Corporate Services for Lewisham Homes, which manages 18,000 homes on behalf of LB Lewisham.
Elected to the Board in 2015 (Housing and social policy research director)
Danny Friedman is a housing and social policy researcher and practitioner, with a thirty year career working in housing advice agencies, housing associations, local authorities, representative bodies and social research firms. This included a period as Head of Research and Director of Policy at the National Housing Federation. He now runs his own research network. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and the Housing Studies Association, and is particularly interested in issues around resident satisfaction, housing needs, housing markets, homelessness, young people, people with disabilities and BAME communities.
Elected to the board in 2015 (Retired civil servant)
Howard had a career in the public sector, including spells in the Home Office and Cabinet Office and Arts Council, and as CEO of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and of Postwatch. He has degrees from Birmingham, Harvard and London Universities and has a number of non-executive roles alongside chairing LSHA.
Elected to the Board in 2020 (Housing Finance Director)
Veronica’s career in Accountancy commenced in 1991 after completing a degree in International Relations at Keele University. She has experience in the private sector including companies such as Top Shop, Sanofi Aventis and Tate & Lyle Sugars as well as charity sector. Her career in Social Housing spans over 20 years, working with larger registered providers including: East Thames Housing Group, Clarion and Wandle; as well as smaller RPs holding the post of Finance Director at Ekaya Housing Association and is currently Head of Finance & IT at Hornsey Housing Trust, a small housing association in north London and is also a Finance Co-optee for Spark Inside. Veronica decided to seek a Non-Exec role in social housing to offer her expertise in Finance, Treasury, Risk Management and Financial Planning to support the ambitions of other housing providers deliver their business plans.
(Independent trainer and community involvement specialist)
Sandra Ferguson, Community Regeneration Consultant and Trainer Sandra began her career in 1980 as a nurse. Over time this evolved into designing and running programs to address poor health and health inequality in some of the most disadvantaged areas of south London, and from this to major community regeneration and development programmes more generally. In 2011, she was Metropolitan’s Head of Communities and Regeneration and while in this role, among other achievements, raised nearly £2m to deliver a wide range of socio-economic programmes. This included delivering an innovative social enterprise programme and working with tenants and residents to improve involvement and access to employment, education, and financial inclusion services. Since 2014 she has been a highly productive consultant and trainer in community regeneration delivering a range of services to support charities and government funded agencies raising to the challenge of working alongside communities.
Elected to the Board in 2017 (Tenant member and former housing association finance manager)
Alicia is a tenant of the Association since 1985 and has worked in commercial establishments, as in hotels and the airline industry. She left the airline industry and joined The Rural Housing Trust, a high profile registered charity for affordable homes, and was later seconded to English Rural Housing Association as Finance Manager. She has worked with local authorities as a qualified interpreter for social services. She is currently doing voluntary work for her local parish, The Westminster Cathedral.
Rachel is a Development Consultant who has worked in housing for over six years. Rachel started her career in housing on a graduate scheme at Lewisham Homes, following the completion of a BSc Psychology degree at University College London. Since then Rachel has held a variety of roles in the sector within development, asset management and major works for both Local Authorities and ALMOs.
Elected to the Board in 2021 (Housing and asset management specialist)
Nicholas has been an operations & strategic leader for nearly 23 years working across various areas in housing including regeneration, housings and asset management, community investment & community safety.
James is currently a Development Manager at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, managing a team of project managers delivering a portfolio of new homes in one the largest local authority new-build programmes in the country. James has 15 years experience in the social housing and homelessness field, beginning in the voluntary sector at the 999 Club trust in Deptford after completing a BA (hons) in Social Policy at the University of Brighton. Since then James has held roles in homelessness casework, private sector tenants rights and as allocations manager for the London Borough of Southwark. James is interested in areas around development, regeneration, wheelchair adapted housing and community engagement.