Get to know our Board members by reading their profiles below.
Richard Hyde, Chair
Richard Hyde was appointed Chair of the Board in September 2018. Richard was born in Solihull and has run a business in Solihull for over 25 years. His grandfather, Bertie Hyde was a well-known Solihull Councillor and Friend of the Hospital.
Patricia Smith, Vice Chair
Patricia Smith is a long standing member of the Board having first been elected to join in 2004. Patricia has remained on the Board – apart from a break of almost a year in 2010. Patricia has lived in both the north and south of the borough; therefore she has a good knowledge of our estates and the issues faced by our customers.
David Bell, a retired management and valuation surveyor, joined our Board in October 2017. Before SCH was set up David served on the Housing Committee so has experience of social housing in the borough.
Katy joined the Board in May 2019.
Ben graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1996 and since then he has worked in the construction industry in England and Australia. He joined our Board in March 2016 and with his background in business development and construction has opted to join the Development and Commercial Committee.
Jenny is a leaseholder and joined our Board in September 2016. Jenny is passionate about improving the availability of decent quality affordable housing. She is also interested in reducing fuel poverty by improving the energy efficiency of the housing stock. Jenny is the first leaseholder to become a board member.
Diane joined the Board in May 2019.
Nigel was appointed to our Board in March 2017. Nigel has worked in social housing for many years. Nigel’s main areas of expertise are business plans, cash flows, rent policy and active asset management. Because of Nigel’s skills and experiences he is a member of the Audit Committee.
Louise is a tenant Board member. She joined the Board in September 2016. Louise has been a tenant since 2004 living in a high rise flat for the first 12 years. Louise works in a local school as a Teaching Assistant and previously worked in a hospital as an Assistant Practitioner in radiography.
Chris has been a local Councillor for the Chelmsley Wood ward since 2012 and was appointed to the Board in July 2014.