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 and social policy research director)
Danny Friedman is a housing and social policy researcher and practitioner, with a forty 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 2020 (Housing Finance, Risk & IT)
Veronica’s career in social housing spans over 20 years specialising in Finance, IT and risk and prior to that worked in the private sector for manufacturing and retail organisations. A qualified accountant, she has held senior positions with both large and small housing associations including: East Thames Housing Group, Clarion, and Ekaya Housing. She is currently Head of Finance & IT at Hornsey Housing Trust and is also a Finance Co-optee for Spark Inside, a charity specialising in unlocking the potential of those impacted by the criminal justice system . Veronica is passionate how social housing can make a difference in peoples’ lives and brings expertise in Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Financial Planning and IT to support LSHA governance and corporate objectives.
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 2019 (Senior Development Manager, London Borough of Newham)
James has been working for local authorities in London since 2007 with a background in Housing Advice, Homelessness and Allocations. Since 2015 he has played a key role in the GLA’s building homes for Londoners programme and the delivery of 2,500 council homes in Southwark, before moving to Newham council in 2020. James has experience and knowledge across the development sector and currently specialises in resident engagement, wheelchair housing and Passivhaus construction practices across infill developments and strategic regeneration sites.
(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 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.
Elected to the Board in 2021 (Development Consultant)
Rachel is a Development Consultant who has worked in housing for over nine 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, Housing Associations and ALMOs.
Elected to the Board in 2022 (Governance Specialist)
Sinead is a qualified Company Secretary with over 30 years experience in a range of governance roles in a variety of not for profit organisations including housing providers, the housing regulator and the National Housing Federation. She also has experience of other sectors including Higher Education, Skills and Pensions. She has previous non-exec experience as a board member and Chair of Innisfree Housing Association. She is currently the Company Secretary of Be First Regeneration Ltd a subsidiary of LB Barking & Dagenham.