The Housing Solutions Board is currently made up of seven non-executive independent members and one non-executive resident members. We are currently recruiting for a new Chair of the Board.
Hayley Peters - Vice Chair and current acting Chair
Hayley is Partner in Cenergist Limited an Energy Service Company with offices based in Windsor and Newcastle. Prior to setting up her own business Hayley has had a variety of previous roles including, Group Business Transformation Director at Carillion Energy Services.
Hayley was appointed as an independent non-executive director at Housing Solutions in 2011 with Board Champion roles for Health and Safety and Value for Money. She is also sits the Chair of the Remuneration Committee and sits on the Funding Committees.
Nigel Cook has had a varied career, before retiring he was the Operations Manager at De Beers London. Currently semi-retired Nigel is now partaking in a variety of roles including volunteering, he runs a small property investment business based in Reading and is currently Chair of Governors at a local secondary school. Nigel was appointed to the Housing Solutions board in June 2013. Nigel sits on our Service Improvement Team and the Audit Committee.
Alice has been a Resident Board Member since 2013. Before joining the Housing Solutions Board, Alice worked for Marks and Spencer’s for 21 years and currently works for 02 Telephonic. Alice also works for Baroness Shreela Flather as a House Keeper and Carer. Alice sits on our Service Improvement Team.
Val Bagnal has worked within the Affordable Housing Sector for over 20 years, previously working for Sentinel Housing Association as a Director from 2002 – 2013. Val now works as a freelance business consultant on housing and customer service projects. Val was appointed to the Housing Solutions Board in December 2013 and is currently Chair of the Audit Committee.
James was chair of Mouchel Ventures having previously been managing director of the Government services division of Mouchel PLC, a supported services and consultancy business, where he also served on the group management board. James was appointed to the board in 2015. He serves on the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and the Audit Committee .
Valerie is a founder partner of WestBridge Capital LLP, a fund management business, which invests in growing UK SMEs. Prior to that, she spent 11 years as an Investment Director at 3i PLC - Europe's leading private equity investor. Valerie joined the HSL Board in a non-executive capacity in 2015 and is now chair of the Funding Committee and sit on the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Angus has been on the Housing Solutions Board since 2015 and is serving on the funding commitee. Angus worked for BG Group for over 29 years and his areas of expertise are business transformation, change management and business and IT strategy.
Cllr Ross McWilliams
Ross is a Councillor in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for CoxGreen and is the Deputy Lead Member for Policy and Affordable Housing. He was first elected in December 2014 in a by-election before being re-elected in May 2015. His brief covers the performance management of the council, the council's affordable housing policy and the delivery of affordable housing. Ross joined the Housing Solutions board in 2017.