As a not for profit organisation, Seaside Homes has no shareholders and is controlled by a Board of 9 Trustees.
Chris’s experience over the past 20 years as both a Chairman and Board Member of housing associations has given him an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting both vulnerable and financially excluded people in society. He has also served on various committees of these organisations dealing with risk, finance, regulatory compliance, housing development and property maintenance.
Chris’s current role as an Non – Executive Director of Boom Credit Union in Surrey, Kingston and West Sussex involves overseeing Compliance issues and as Money Laundering Reporting Officer. These are key roles from the point of view of the Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
He joined the board of West Sussex and Surrey Credit Union t/a Boom Community Bank in 2018 as Treasurer, with responsibility for the oversight of financial governance arrangements, investment decisions and performance. In 2021 he become Chief Executive Officer whilst retaining the role of Treasurer. He is committed to raising awareness of the vital role that Boom plays in helping those in its community who need financial support and delivering the opportunities and benefits that financial inclusion brings for Boom’s members.
She is a former director trustee of environmental charities. In her professional work she has focused on inclusion and equalities promotion. She has been an adviser to the Healthy Homes Campaign which has produced proposals for parliamentary housing reform.
The response to very poor housing conditions resulting from reliance on certain permitted development rights to create so called housing led to the Campaign. It provides a set of principles relating to housing quality and standards to ensure we have a legal framework to prevent the creation of homes which have an adverse effect on health and well-being. These principles also complement 2022 regulations being implemented post Grenfell Inquiry.
All bar three years of his working life has been centred in public/ private housing. Chris worked for several Local Authorities and housing partnership developers in the South East before joining Calford Seaden, a leading property services consultancy, in 2004 where he led on New Business and New Initiatives. Chris announced his retirement from April 2013 and then spent a year working for the RUND Partnership as their Business Development Consultant.
Chris has now retired but still retains his strong interest and commitment to the social housing sector. He will also be keen to continue to support both Sussex CCC and Brighton and Hove Albion. Chris lives nearby in Mid Sussex.
Kerry formerly worked for the International Criminal Court as a press officer and is committed to the belief that radical change is needed to bring about social and economic parity for all.
Being an accountant Phil obviously loves numbers but more than that he really enjoys helping individuals and businesses fulfill their commercial potential. He has lived in Peacehaven for over fifteen years and outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and squash and following his football team.