Mike, who joined our Board in 2018, has over 25 years experience in social housing sector, working for both local authorities and housing associations. Mike has been responsible to a wide range of frontline customer services including repairs, housing management, customer involvement, income collection, welfare benefits and customer contact centres. Mike is passionate about ensuring services deliver outstanding value for customers and is determined that housing providers do not lose their sense of social purpose.
Mike was appointed Chair of Arcon Board in 2020.
David, a widely experienced Director and Senior Manager of several house building and development companies, joined our Board in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountancy and he was previously Regional Chairman of Persimmon Homes. He now works as a consultant, specialising in framework agreements, planning issues, development and refurbishment projects.
With a specialism in estate and tenant management, community development, and leading on organisational change, Laura is a highly motivated housing management professional with fifteen years experience successfully ensuring consistency in all areas of service delivery across a varied remit at both strategic and operational levels. Laura has worked for a number of registered providers over the course of her career, and has a passion for community development and tenant empowerment.
Amanda joined our Board in March 2018. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a Member of the Institute of Risk Management and a Volunteer for North West's Change Management Institute with over 12 years delivering Strategic Agendas on Executive Boards for Insurance, Financial and Legal Service Sectors. She holds an International Diploma for Risk Management awarded by the IRM. Amanda now works as a consultant specialising in Governance, Risk, Compliance and Transformation.
A former senior civil servant with a wide range of experience in housing, regeneration and planning policy development and implementation, primarily at regional and sub regional level. Peter developed a broad knowledge of the housing issues affecting the North West and retains a strong commitment to the region. He is a strong advocate of customer scrutiny and involvement and strong, effective governance.
Peter was instrumental in developing the close working relationship with Golden Gates Housing Trust, which culminated in the creation of Torus in 2015. He has only recently stood down from positions on the Board of Torus and as Chair of Helena Partnerships Board, having completed just over 9 years Board membership at Helena.
Peter has been a Board member at Bolton at Home since 2018 and nominated Arcon Board member since May 2019.
James has 15 years experience of working in social housing at local authority, ALMO and Housing Association levels, and led marketing and communications teams for the last 13 years.
Experienced in a wide range of communications disciplines including, change management, reputation and crisis management, brand positioning and public affairs within the sector, he currently manages the Marketing and Brand Team at Salix Homes. He is also the comms lead for the Greater Manchester Housing Providers partnership.
As the linchpin for countless communities across the country, that extends way beyond the bricks and mortar of a home, James believes passionately that housing providers need to do more to tell the sector’s story better to the public, to demonstrate the true value they play to people’s lives.
Julia has 12 years’ experience in Project management within the housing sector and is currently employed as a Development Project Manager. Julia has accumulated experience in the delivery of multi-tenure builds, master plan objectives and new business opportunities. Over the last 18 years she has dedicated her time to co-ordinating community projects and events, which has reinforced Julia’s strong commitment to the ethos of social added value and ensuring it is a mainstay within contractual obligations.