Our Board Members

Our Board is a group of eleven individuals to whom we are accountable. Between them they have a broad range of skills and experience, which enables them to comprehensively consider the decisions we take.

You can read about our current Board members below. Our governance policies for the recruitment, retention and development of these members ensure we comply with Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) regulation. 

In addition to our main board, we have three sub-committees: Our Audit and Risk Committee, Our Remuneration and Nominations Committee and our Customer Experience Committee, which all play a key part in our governance here at LYHA.

Liz Sandwith

Liz’s background is in Internal Audit and Risk. She has worked for both public and private sector organisations helping to develop risk management and control awareness.

Mike Gaskell (Chair)

Mike is a retired partner at Trowers & Hamlins international law firm, heading up the Manchester office. He has over 30 years' experience of providing legal advice for organisations in the social and affordable housing sector.

Jon Prashar

Jon has had a very successful career spanning 30 years and is currently Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the Places for People Group, a major neighbourhood and regeneration company.  

Adele Rae

A customer from our St. Ann’s estate in Leeds, Adele brings with her the unique perspective of being a Board member who is also a tenant.

Anne McMaster

Anne is an experienced human resources professional with over 30 years' experience of working in the public and private sector.

Simon Edwards

Simon is a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 17 years' experience of managing funds, including equities, bonds and treasury management, as well as commercial property and private rented schemes.

Carla Makepeace

Carla has been acting as a liaison between customers and LYHA for the last 3 years. Qualified in Health and Safety, she is passionate about providing safe, warm and secure homes for customers.

Ulfat Hussain

Ulfat is the Assistant Chief Executive and Director of Operations at Manningham Housing Association, a specialist BAME social housing provider in Bradford.

Anthony Brown

Anthony is a property specialist with significant client-side experience working with housing associations at consultant and director levels.

Matt Edgar

Matt is a digital service design specialist. He has worked with a wide range of organisations in sectors including government, media, telecoms, retail and energy.