Paving the Way: The purposeful board approach for the housing sector

By Hannah Scarisbrick

Hannah Scarisbrick

Consulting Team

Hannah has over 15 years’ experience in search and works on Chair, Non-Executive, CEO and Director level searches and on board reviews. She works a lot with our clients in housing and property as well as with a broader range of organisations across different sectors. She has an MA in English from the University of St Andrews.


Saxton Bampfylde has worked with housing providers in the UK for many years, supporting and identifying senior leaders in executive and non-executive positions to help drive the sector forward. For this report we aim to examine the role of the board in the social housing sector, including the part it plays in delivering for current and future residents, and preserving and challenging the purpose of each organisation as well as the sector more broadly.

‘Paving the Way: The purposeful board approach for the housing sector’ is based on conversations with Chairs from a range of housing associations across the UK. Through these discussions we have explored the challenges boards and their members face and the way in which they are evolving to deliver social value through a range of strategic, commercial, operational and cultural imperatives.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our research in this area and hope that you will find it thought-provoking and a stimulus for conversation. Any feedback on the themes and insights explored would be warmly welcomed.

Please get in touch with Hannah Scarisbrick, Partner and Head of Housing practice on +44 (0)20 7227 0851.



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