Tpas Board of Directors

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Leslie Channon

Leslie Channon

Director

Leslie is a Tenant representative from Cottsway Housing Resident Scrutiny Panel.

Term of office 2016 - 2019

As well as being a motivational speaker, Leslie has spoken nationally on Housing Policy, Resident Involvement and the benefits of Co-Regulation. She has written articles for The Guardian, 24Housing, Tpas-Tenant Views, CIH and Housing Day. Her MA dissertational research was awarded the Chartered Institute of Housing Prize and a Brief of her research findings: ‘Resident involvement – what’s in it for tenants?’ was published by HQN, February 2016. Leslie is a non-executive director at Tpas and is currently in the process of writing her first book. Follow her on Twitter @LeslieChannon


Caritas Charles

Caritas Charles

Director and Vice Chair

Caritas is a Landlord representative from Alliance Homes.

Term of Office 2014 - 2017

Caritas has nearly 14 years experience in Social Housing from working as a manager in Foyer projects, developing award winning youth engagement programmes with the YMCA and facilitating community development initiatives with Norwich City Council. Currently the Community Engagement Manager for Alliance Homes Caritas enjoys cream teas in National Trust properties and going out to Costa on a Saturday morning with his baby daughter Evie.


Lynn Clayton

Lynn Clayton

Director

Lynn is an Independent representative.

Term of office 2016 - 2019

Lynn joined the board in 2016. She has extensive experience within the housing sector at both Local Authorities and Housing Associations, with 14 years at Executive / Director level. Lynn also brings board experience as the Chair of an ALMO and also sits on the board of the National Federation of ALMOs. Lynn is passionate about putting tenants at the centre of service delivery and engaging them in a meaningful and inclusive way in the development of services.


John Giesen

John Giesen

Tpas Chair

Email: tpaschair@tpas.org.uk

John is Tpas Chair.

Term of office 2016 - 2019

John is formally the Chief Executive of B3 Living, based in Hertfordshire, a board member of Placeshapers and the current chair of Tpas, the tenant involvement organisation.
John has in-depth housing knowledge and has led transformational growth amid unprecedented political and economic change in housing. When John is not championing equality and partnership working between tenants and landlords, he can be found at home, with the curtains closed, watching the cricket.


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Director

Chris is an Independent representative.

Term of Office: 2016 - 2019


Alison Inman

Alison Inman

Director

Alison is an Independent Representative

Term of office 2016 - 2019

Alison has been an Independent Tpas Director since 2013. She is Chair of Broadland Housing Association, a Board member at Colne Housing Society and vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Housing. She is a co-founder of the social housing campaign group SHOUT and gets really, really angry about the way social housing tenants are misrepresented in the media.


Simon Martin

Simon Martin

Director

Simon is a landlord representative from Paragon Housing.

Term of Office 2016 - 2019

Simon has been involved in resident involvement for over 30 years working with many groups and landlords across London, the South East and eastern England. This has involved him in many major projects – which are still having an influence today. Simon is a Fellow of the RSA and really interested in opportunities for new and different forms of community control.

Away from work Simon is Chair of the SW London Environment Network and enjoys rare quality time with his family at the cinema and getting out and about at different London sites.


Lisa Pickard

Lisa Pickard

Director

Lisa is a landlord representative from Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association.

Term of Office 2014 - 2017