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  • Anna Urbanowicz (Chair of Board, *RECC Member) – Anna is a Chartered Accountant and has worked all her career in the private sector. Anna is a Former Group Director of Internal Controls at Esh Group.
  • Claire Warren (Deputy Chair of Board, Risk and Audit Committee Member) – Claire is currently Chief Executive of Pickering and Ferens Homes.
  • Jason Ridley (Chair of Risk and Audit Committee, Board Member) – Jason is currently Director of Finance and IT with Leeds Federated Housing Association.
  • David Lyall (Chair of *RECC, Board Member)– David is the recently retired Chief Information Officer with the Regulator, Homes England.
  • Mark Thompson (Board & *RECC Member) – Mark is semi-retired running his own HR consultancy. Prior to this Mark was a HR Director in the retail sector, professional services and most recently in Education.
  • Graeme Allinson (Board & Risk and Audit Committee Member) – Graeme is an experienced Corporate Banking Director and was the Head of Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics division at Barclays. Other responsibilities have included Customer Satisfaction and Risk & Governance.
  • David Walker (Board & Risk and Audit Committee Member) – David is an experienced regeneration and property development expert who has extensive knowledge of managing and delivering mixed use development projects.
  • Simon Wake (Board & *RECC Member) – Simon has over 30 years’ experience in the commercial property sector, acting for a wide variety of clients across many areas of business, but particularly in relation to the development sector.
  • Nicki Clark (Board Member) -Nicki is the Chief Executive at UMi. UMi helps businesses go further by providing the best information, support, expertise and finance.
  • Joanne Todd (Board & Risk and Audit Committee Member) – Joanne is the Chief Information Officer at St Johns Ambulance.
  • Manisha Sharma (Board Member) – Manisha works for Thirteen Group as a Bespoke Lettings Coordinator.  As a British Indian woman, Manisha is role model for other ethnic minority colleagues and under-represented communities.

*Remuneration Employment Conditions Committee (RECC).

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