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The Board

Magenta Living is led by a team of Board Directors who are appointed on a skills basis.
The Board is responsible for providing long-term strategic direction for the company.

 
David Clark

David Clark - Chair

David is a Justice of the Peace and has significant experience as a Board member and Chair across the public and private sectors, particularly Health and Further Education. He is currently Chair of Hip & Harmony CIC, Chair of Neston Community Youth Centre (a Registered Charity). He is also a volunteer driver for Ellesmere Port and Neston Community Transport.

Nick Gerrard

Nick Gerrard - Vice Chair

Nick is an experienced specialist in planning, economic development, urban regeneration and public/private partnership having worked in senior positions at several leading North West organisations. He currently is Growth and Prosperity Programme Director at Blackpool Council. Nick is also a Charity Trustee and Chair of Governors at his local primary school.

Geoff Broadhead

Geoff Broadhead

Geoff is a qualified accountant with executive level experience in the public and private sector. He has experience in management of corporate services in large public and private sectors bodies. 

He has led the development of large scale estate reconfiguration and investment programmes and has worked on the implementation of large scale ICT programmes.

He has served on a number of bodies as advisor, executive member and trustee and as well as his role on the Magenta Living Board is a non-executive Director of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Trust and a member of the Merseyside Pension Fund Pension Board.

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Matthew is the Chief Executive of a values-led financial management consultancy and accountancy practice that specialises in supporting the social economy. A qualified accountant, he works with many boards and leadership teams of social enterprises and charitable organisations on financial strategy. Matthew is passionate about promoting an economy where social impact and environmental sustainability are as valued by businesses as financial success.

Steve Foulkes

Steve Foulkes

Steve, the former Mayor of Wirral, has been a Labour Councillor for 29 years.  He was the leader of Wirral Council for 12 years, and has held roles including Chair of Planning Committee, Chair of Regional Housing Board, Member of Merseytravel and Member of city region Cabinet and Local Enterprise Board. He also works at local company Unilever as a Research Associate.

Susan Goodman

Susan Goodman

Susan has worked in social housing for over 30 years in a variety of senior positions including working at the former Housing Corporation for 22 years.  She has experience of working for housing associations and an Arms Length Management Organisation to provide high quality housing service to those in need and the homeless.

Susan is a member of the Institute of Housing and currently carries out a number of Non Executive Board roles.  Susan is passionate about working as part of the Magenta Living team to deliver excellent service to tenants.

Saron Grover

Sharon Grover

Sharon is an experienced Housing Solicitor having worked with a great number of Liverpool and Wirral based Housing Associations during her career. She brings to the role her vast experience of asset management, housing management and audit and risk through her legal and housing roles. She currently carries out a number of non-executive roles and is an active member of Magenta Living’s Board and Enterprise and Development Committee. Sharon is passionate about the vital role Social Landlords have to play and is a firm believer that their role should not be limited to the provision of good quality housing, but that they also have a key role to play in helping to create and sustain communities.

Stephen Penlington

Stephen Penlington

Stephen is a Chief Executive and Director of a building society the values of which are closely aligned with those of Magenta Living as a socially responsible organisation. Stephen has vast experience of corporate governance, finance, treasury management and risk management. Stephen is also a trustee of two charities.

Gordon Ronald

Gordon Ronald

Gordon is Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience in the private and public sectors of construction, property asset management, development, regeneration and procurement. He also is involved in providing strategic technical advice on the restoration of Heritage Assets to the Houses of Parliament.

Gordon has lived on the Wirral for over 20 years and committed to the provision of good quality affordable housing for all.

Mike Turner

 

Mike Turner

Mike brings extensive knowledge having worked within the housing sector for many years. Mike is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and has worked for some of the big construction companies including Lovell where he was a Regional Director. Mike works closely with Liverpool John Moores University Faculty of the Built Environment on a voluntary basis and advises on course content and University / Employer interface. He is also a Trustee of Tranmere Rovers in the Community and a member of Magenta Living’s Enterprise and Development Committee.

Muriel Wilkinson

Muriel Wilkinson, BEM

Muriel has been involved with us since transfer in 2005. She has 35 years experience of voluntary work in various communities, and ran her own business for many years. Muriel believes that tenants should use their skills to help enhance their lives and their communities. Muriel is also the Chair of the Umbrella Group and Chair of the Complaints Panel. Muriel was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honour’s list earlier in 2019 and awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to housing.


How do I become a Board member?

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please complete a Board Expression of Interest Form.pdf [pdf] 68KB and return it to Rachel Caley, Governance Administrator.