The Board


John Shinton (Chairman)
Partially retired/part-time adviser on housing finance. Former Managing Director, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets. Former Company Secretary and Finance Manager of The Housing Finance Corporation. Former Assistant Chief Executive, Notting Hill Housing Trust. Board member of Hastoe Housing Association.

Diana Kingdon (Director)
Chief Executive of Greenoak Housing Association, one of only three winners nationally of the Housing Corporation’s Gold award for environmental sustainability.  Also, Board Member: ACEVO, Hastoe Housing Association. and member of National Council: National Housing Federation.

Clive Wicks (Director)
Consultant on Conservation and Development. Vice-chairman of IUCN Commission on Environmental Economic & Social Policy. Worked with the environmental movement for 23 years mostly for the WWF family. Former member of expert group advising the EC on the environmental energy research programme. Board member of Hastoe Housing Association.

Derek Bell  (Director)
IT Programme Director, Entrepreneur and Business Advisor.  Founder of DV Solutions, specialising in consultancy and web based business solutions.  Founder of BT Rich Media.  Currently working as consultant with Network Rail.

Melanie O’Doherty (Company Secretary)
Group Company Secretary for the Hastoe Group. Former Associate of an international law firm based in Mayfair. Melanie is a qualified Solicitor admitted by the Law Society of England and Wales and by the Law Society of Ireland (non-practising).