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Our Board and Executive Team

Severn Vale Housing Board is our governing body and all members are volunteers (Board Members' pay is currently under review). The Board is made up of Customers, Tewkesbury Borough Councillors and Independent Representatives. The role of the Board is to promote strategic direction, ensure accountability and to support and advise the Executive Team.

The Board has adopted the National Housing Federation's Code of Governance to ensure they are balanced, diverse, effective and comply with legal requirements.


New Chair of the Board required

We are currently looking for a new Chair of the Society’s Board. This is currently a voluntary position (Board Members’ pay is under review), but travel expenses, training and a development programme will be provided

The Chair needs to be an inspirational leader, ensuring our organisation continues to develop and improve in a rapidly changing environment. We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a contribution and has the ability to contribute and lead the development of our strategy at Board level and to bring constructive challenge to the Executive.

For an informal chat, please call Ann Wolstencroft, Business Services Director, on 01684 272705. There is also more information and an application form available online, alternatively please contact Deb Duerden at, telephone: 01684 272747.


Independent members
Hiten Patel

Company Director and Fellow of Institute of Directors

Derek Carruthers


Derek Carruthers

Entrepreneur, Company Director, Strategy and Change Management Specialist

Mark Davies Mark Davies Long-term consultant to NHBC, Entrepreneur
Jim Dickson Jim Dixson Non-executive Board member of Guinness Partnership and Oxbode Housing Association
Mary Miller Mary Miller Non-executive Board member of Bromford Housing, qualified accountant, MD of Westbury Homes and non-exec of Astor Homes
Robert Reade Interim FD for Merthyr Valley Homes and North Lincs Homes, GHA since early retirement
Meenaskshi Sharma Meenaskshi Sharma Organisational development professional, non-exec of University of Gloucestershire
Council members
Brian Calway Councillor at Tewkesbury Borough Council

Jude Perez


Councillor at Tewkesbury Borough Council
Ron Allen Councillor at Tewkesbury Borough Council
Claire Wright Councillor at Tewkesbury Borough Council
Customer members
Debbie Midwinter SVHS customer
Tony Newall SVHS customer

The day to day operation of Severn Vale Housing is managed by the Executive Team:

Tim Knight
Director of Finance and Development
(Acting Chief Executive)

Judith Tector
Director of Operations
(Company Secretary) 

Ann Wolstencroft
Director of Business Services




Registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1965.
Register Number: 28557R.

Registered Office: Severn Vale Housing Society Limited, Shannon Way,
Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8ND.
Housing Corporation Registration No.: 4171.

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