Chislehurst & Sidcup Housing Association

Providing cost effective, efficient services

How We Are Run

As a Registered Society operating under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, the Association is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing, and we maintain charitable objectives.

We are run by an unpaid Board made up of voluntary members consisting of dedicated professionals and tenants who meet every three months to oversee the performance of the Association.

The Board’s essential functions can be summarised as follows:

  • Setting and measuring compliance with the Association’s strategic objectives, values and to ensure its long term success.
  • Acting effectively making clear decisions based on timely accurate information
  • Setting a positive culture, with strong customer focus
  • Setting and agreeing the budget, business plan and integrity of financial information.
  • Ensuring that the Association’s affairs are conducted lawfully.

Our Board Members

Nigel Pope

Vice Chair and Member of Development Committee

Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years in the property industry, including as Finance Director

James Green

Chair – Development Committee

Chartered Building Surveyor with extensive work in building and refurbishing in the social housing and private sector.

Helen Berg

Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Chartered Accountant & Tax Advisor, advising clients in the social housing sector for over 20 years.

Susan Clinton

Head of Housing with one of the largest providers of Social Housing

Previous extensive experience of developing strategy and leading a broad range of services within a Local Authority context.

Joan Gatfield

Education professional specialising in adult education in several local authorities

Steve Kerridge


Housing consultant working with local authorities and housing associations, including as interim Chief Executive

Ruby Gunning

Tenant Panel Member

Former President of the Women’s League at a Methodist Church

Patsy Alexander

Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Qualified Accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts. Senior Manager in the Financial Services industry

Michelle Mansfield

Experience in housing including marketing and PR as well as senior leadership roles in operations, including complaints, business improvement and allocations.

Liz Hamlet

Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Strategic housing professional with experience in resident services, community safety and regeneration.

Carli Harper-Penman

Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Executive Director, Business Innovation and Insight with the National Lottery Heritage Fund and freelance strategy and planning consutlant