Governance

Meet the St Peter’s Board Members:

Ken Hazeldene – Chair

Ken Hazeldene has extensive experience in social housing management within both local authorities and housing associations. Ken is a retired Justice of the Peace but remains active in community-based projects.

He is Chair of North Worcestershire Independent Advisory Group for West Mercia Police Service and is Co-Chair of the Strategic Independent Advisory Group. Ken is also a Trustee of St Peters Urban Village Trust and was the former Chair of North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership.

Lisa Barnes – Vice-Chair

Lisa Barnes is the co-founder of Fractal Edge, a successful technology company and is a co-founding partner of an organisation developing innovative renewable energy technology. She also heads up the strategy and business development for a German zero waste technology company.

Lisa has previous board member and extensive experience as a director in business and community development plus stakeholder management.

She was a Trustee of the Tabernacle Trust (an award-winning charitable organisation) where she helped raise over £5m to refurbish a building as a multi-purpose community arts centre.

Dave Livesey

Dave is currently the Director of Development & Asset Management at The Pioneer Group, which has over 2,500 homes. Dave is an Asset Management and Direct Service Delivery professional with over 20 years’ experience developing and implementing in-house, or outsourced, customer service driven solutions.

Working closely with a wide range of Stakeholders, Shareholders and Regulatory bodies, Dave is driven to deliver high quality, value for money, customer-led services. Priding himself in thinking outside of the norm, he regularly gets the best out of people through effective communication and bringing people along the journey of change.

Out of work Dave enjoys travel, walking, mountain biking and spending time with his growing family.

Mark Pinnell

Mark Pinnell is Director of Property (Interim) at Dacorum Borough Council where he has worked for the last 2 years. Previously he was Executive Director of Asset Management and Development at Solihull Community Housing, where he wrote their30-year plan and associated Asset Management Strategy.

Mark has led on a several significant asset management project, throughout his career including as chair of a number of project groups, hosted tenant, and contractor events.

Mark is the current Chair of the Remuneration Committee at St. Peter’s.

Alan Hamer

Alan Hamer is currently Director of Care, Community and Healthcare Services at the Queen Alexandra College, a national independent charity in Birmingham for young people with disabilities which provides education, registered care, respite, supported living, housing, healthcare, community support and day services.

Alan is the current Chair of Audit and Governance Committee at St Peter’s and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Jon Dickin

Jon has been working in the social housing sector for more than 10 years and during this time has held operational, strategic, and senior management positions.

Jon is currently Head of Neighbourhoods and Communities for Bromford, a Housing Association with over 46,000 homes and 110,000 tenants, with responsibility for a wide range of front-facing housing and community services. Jon has previously worked in senior positions for Aspire Housing and Solihull Community Housing.

Jon has a real passion and history for putting customers first, ensuring they are involved in key decisions that affect them.

Tansy Crowley-Sweet

Tansy currently holds the post of Assistant Director of Customer Services at Walsall Housing Group and prior to being appointed to this post was the Income and Residential Property Manager at Walsall Housing Group, a community focused housing provider with 21,000 properties.

Tansy currently has responsibility for leading the housing and customer focussed services for the business and leads the organisation on a number of key projects aimed at mitigating the impact of the financial crisis and works collaboratively in the sector with Local Authorities and DWP to ensure tenants can sustain tenancies.

Before beginning work in the housing sector, Tansy worked in the field of supply chain at a global manufacturing brand and headed up the Customer Service Operation in the UK & Ireland.

Catherine Brinsdon

Catherine Brinsdon

Catherine (Cat) is currently studying for her Postgraduate Master’s degree in Public Policy at Kings College, London. Prior to starting her studies, Cat had worked for Birmingham Social Housing Partnership (BSHP), for nearly 8 years. Initially appointed as their Community Safety Partnership Coordinator, Cat was then appointed as the Lead for BSHP, spending over 4 years in that role.

Cat has a real passion for social housing and the role it plays in improving people’s lives, health and well-being and intends to return to the sector once she has completed her studies later in 2024.