Board and committees

The group and its subsidiaries are overseen by a number of boards and committees. They set the strategic direction and provide challenge and scrutiny.

Governance of whg

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Audit and Assurance Committee
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People and Governance Committee
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Customer Service Oversight Committee
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Development Committee

Board and committee membership explained

We are committed to achieving the highest standard of governance. We recruit to our Boards and Committees based on skills and values, ensuring that Members have the right approach to steer and safeguard the organisation.

Our Chief Executive is always an Executive Member of our Board. Members of our Executive Team, including the Chief Executive, also sit on the boards of whg’s subsidiary companies. However, Executive Members do not vote on items that will affect them directly, such as the terms of their contracts, and they do not get paid for being on a Board.

Board and committee membership is for a fixed term and we operate in accordance with the requirements contained in the National Housing Federation Code of Governance.

If you would like more information about anything to do with our Boards and Committees, or to request our register of Board and Committee Member Declarations of Interest, please contact the Governance Team on:

Members of the Audit and Assurance Committee

Guy Weston (Chair)
Julie Jones
Deborah Walthorne (Deputy Chair)
Ros Freeman
Winston Weir

Members of the Customer Service Oversight Committee

Natalia Hill (Chair)
Daren Fradgley (Deputy Chair)
Craig Royall
Mark Pinnell
Gary Moreton
Carolyn Palmer-Fagan
Brent Walters-Mabbott

Members of the People and Governance Committee

Lizzie Downes (Chair)
Ian Shapiro (Deputy Chair)
Gary Moreton
Akshay Parikh

Members of the Development Committee

Akshay Parikh (Chair)
Paul O’Driscoll (Deputy Chair)
Clive Eccleston
Guy Weston
Timothy Hill
Craig Varian

Members of whg Trading Company and Anthem Homes Boards

Katie Kershaw (Chair)
Dawn Hendon (Company Secretary)
Sangita Surridge (Managing Director)
Gary Fulford
Clive Eccleston
Rebecca Bennett Casserly

Members of whg Developments and whg Treasury Boards

Gary Fulford (Chair)
Dawn Hendon (Company Secretary)
Rob Gilham
Sangita Surridge

Members of Cricket Close LLP

Sangita Surridge (Chair)
Dawn Hendon (Company Secretary)
Gary Fulford
Rebecca Bennett Casserly

Members of Anthem Lovell LLP

Rebecca Bennett Casserly
Gary Fulford
Stuart Penn
David Gough

Members of the Woodlands Management Company (Harrowby) Limited

Adam Wagner (Chair)
Dawn Hendon (Company Secretary)
Fay Shanahan
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