Our Board Members

Our Board is a group of eight 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. 

Our Customer Experience Committee is a group of customers who also hold us to account. They are a key part of 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.

Victoria Tolmie-Loverseed

Victoria is a property professional with 10 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit student accommodation 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.

Steven Brook

Steven Brook is our newest Board member. He is Chief Executive of Harrogate Housing Association and joined the LYHA Board in January 2020.