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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. He is currently Chair of Hip & Harmony Community Interest Company, Chair of Neston Community Youth Centre and a Board member of Shaftesbury Youth Club. He is also a volunteer driver for Ellesmere Port and Neston Community Transport.

Nick Gerrard

Nick Gerrard - Vice Chair

Nick is a specialist in planning, economic development, urban regeneration and public/private partnership and currently is Growth and Prosperity Director at Blackpool Council. Nick is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of School Governors at his local primary school.

Geoff Broadhead

Geoff Broadhead

Geoff is a qualified accountant with a wealth of executive level experience in the public and private sector. Before his recent retirement Geoff was the executive member of the Chief Officer team in one of the most challenging metropolitan police forces in the country.  In this role he was the executive lead for Finance, Human Resources, IT and assets.

Geoff 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 member of the Merseyside Pension Fund Pension Board.

Geoff has particular expertise in governance, risk and finance and has a passion for high quality service delivery and the use of technology to improve service and efficiency.

Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Matthew is Managing Director of a values-led company providing financial expertise to social enterprises and charitable organisations.  He has vast financial experience across many sectors including housing, education and health. Matthew is passionate about values-led organisations creating social value.

Steve Foulkes

Steve Foulkes

Steve has been a Labour Councillor for 22 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.

Phil Gandy

Phil Gandy

Phil is a retired Group Chief Executive of a local housing group with extensive experience across the housing sector including strategic leadership, growth and development and merger activities. He has strong links to the area having being brought up and educated on the Wirral.

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.

Jeff Green

Jeff Green

Jeff is an experienced strategic and corporate leader with a strong background in project delivery, assurance and risk management. In addition, he has been a Conservative councillor for 30 years. Jeff has held a number of positions including Leader of the Council, Board Member of the Liverpool City Region Cabinet and Local Enterprise Partnership. He is the current Chair of the Wirral West Constituency Committee.

Saron Grover

Sharon Grover

Sharon is a fully qualified housing solicitor and Chair of a commercial subsidiary in a housing group and has vast experience of asset management, audit and risk and housing management issues through her legal and housing roles. Sharon is currently Chair of a for-profit property services subsidiary company.

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 the Director of Estates for the Diocese of Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral with over 30 years experience in the private and public sectors of construction, property asset and development, regeneration and procurement. Gordon has lived on the Wirral for over 20 years.

Muriel Wilkinson

Muriel Wilkinson

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, and that Magenta Living’s 2020 Vision of ‘providing homes and building communities where all can thrive’ should be a motto for everyone.


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 Emma Shepherd, Board and Director Assistant.