Introducing Our Board & Committee Members









We are delighted to introduce you to members of our Board and Committees.
Meet... Chris Neill

Chris Neill (Chair)

Chris joined our Board in 2014, having spent his career working in the property industry. Chris was formerly the Head of North West Residential Development, at Knight Frank. In 2005, he set up his own business, establishing companies to provide niche serviced offices and residential estate management services.

Meet... David Carmichael

David Carmichael

David, who is a partner at law firm Fieldfisher, joined our Board in 2011. Specialising in employment law, he deals with a wide range of businesses and charities. David is Chair of the Trustees of the Gaddum Centre, a Manchester based charity that provides a range of quality health and social care services. He also serves as Chair of Arcon’s Remuneration Committee.

Meet... Janis Wong

Janis Wong

Janis, who joined our Board in 2012, has over 25 years’ experience in the housing sector, both sitting on Boards and as the former Chief Executive of Tung Sing. Over the years, she has been involved in a range of development and regeneration projects and has an impressive track record of working with staff and tenants to enhance and improve services.

Meet... David Broadbent

David Broadbent

David, a widely experienced director and manager of house building and development companies, joined our Board in 2014. He was previously Regional Chairman of Persimmon Homes and now works as a consultant, specialising in framework agreements, development and refurbishment projects.

Meet... Paul Shannon

Paul Shannon

Paul joined our Board in 2014. He was a Rusholme Ward Councillor for 12 years and led Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue Authority. He is involved in numerous community initiatives and was a Mosscare Housing Group Board Member, for nine years. Paul works in professional registration and also serves as Chair of our Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Meet... Elizabeth Stafford

Elizabeth Stafford

Elizabeth works as an Investment Management Accountant, at Eastlands Homes and became a member of our Audit and Risk Management Committee, in 2012. Elizabeth qualified as a Chartered Accountant, with Grant Thornton and has a wide experience of auditing in the social housing, education and local government sectors


Meet....Laura Dalton

Laura Dalton

Laura has 13 years experience of leading teams within the social housing sector, having worked for a number of housing providers. Currently working as an Area Manager for Hanover Housing Association, a retirement and extra care specialist provider. Laura has vast experience of leading multi disciplinary teams, with key experience in tenancy and housing management , ASB, and environmental issues. Laura’s passion is community development and has led on a number of projects to improve communities. 

Meet....Amanda Moat

Amanda Moat

Amanda joined our Board in March 2018. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a Member of the Institute of Risk Management and a Volunteer for North West's Change Management Institute with over 12 years delivering Strategic Agendas on Executive Boards for Insurance, Financial and Legal Service Sectors. She holds an International Diploma for Risk Management awarded by the IRM. Amanda now works as a consultant specialising in Governance, Risk, Compliance and Transformation.

Meet Kal Kay

Kal Kay

Kal draws on over 20 years of experience working in various public, private and third sector organisations. She is currently Director of Finance at Great Places Housing Group and has previously held senior finance positions at Guinness Property, Arts Council England, and Tameside General Hospital to name a few. This is her first Board position in the social housing sector and she currently acts as a Critical Friend to a newly formed Community Interest Company.  Kal is passionate about celebrating success and she also enjoys being an advocate for promoting diversity within organisations.

meet....michael Corfield

 Michael Corfield

Mike, who joined our Board in 2018, has over 25 years’ experience in social housing sector, working for both local authorities and housing associations.  Mike has been responsible to a wide range of frontline customer services including repairs, housing management, customer involvement, income collection, welfare benefits and customer contact centres.  Mike is passionate about ensuring services deliver outstanding value for customers and is determined that housing providers do not lose their sense of social purpose.