Governance

Solihull Care Housing Association Limited is run by a non-executive Board of Management comprising of voluntary, unpaid members and is accountable for all aspects of SCHA activity.

Our Board members (known as Trustees), have extensive experience in healthcare, accountancy and finance, business, local government, property and law.  The range of skills and experience afforded by our Board members plays a vital part in the success, achievements and goals of the Association.

The success of SCHA is as a result of strong management led by a diverse board with a keen interest in the longevity of the association, and who primarily endeavour to enhance the lives of our residents.

The Board continues to be self-reflective, guided by principles of good governance, to ensure it is skilled, open, accountable and ethical in all that it does.

The association’s strong governance arrangements and solid financial base enables SCHA to develop in a way that benefits those we work for and with.

Meet our Board members:

David Mattocks – Chair

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

In addition to serving on the Board at SCHA since 1998, David is also Chair of Solihull Care Limited, a care home and domiciliary care provider as well as a Chair of Age UK Solihull.

David champions the wellbeing and support of frail, elderly people.  He strives to ensure that the homes and services that we provide to frail, elderly people, people with learning disabilities and single people with mental health needs, helps to develop and support residents’ capacity to lead fulfilling and independent lives within the local community.

Mike Hooper – Trustee

Mike is a Chartered Accountant with more than 40 years’ experience and operated his own Accountancy Practice in central Solihull for more than 20 years.  Mike is skilled in business planning and treasury management with a breadth of experience working as a Finance Director for businesses across the UK and Europe.  He is currently a financial consultant, providing financial services for a wide range of clients.

Mike has a keen interest in supporting the Not for Profit sector locally, where he does voluntary charitable work in Solihull, supporting SCHA and an organisation specialising in residential care, end of life care and domiciliary services.

Dr Guddi Grewel – Trustee

Guddi has been a qualified psychiatrist for over 40 years.  She was appointed Consultant Psychiatrist by the NHS in 1988 and retired after 23 years of service.

Guddi now works with the Ministry of Justice as a psychiatrist for First Tier Tribunals Mental Health, as well as for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as Second Opinion Appointed Doctor.

Guddi has a real passion for mental health and wellbeing and has a great understanding of the issues and medical conditions that can affect our residents.

John Baynton – Trustee

John has more than 40 years’ experience as a solicitor in private practice, and 26 of these were spent as an equity partner in a leading city centre law firm in Birmingham.  During this time, John spent many years dealing with commercial property matters for clients including property developers, West Midlands County Council and Birmingham City Council.

John retired in 2005 and brings a wealth of knowledge and advice on running the business.

John has more than 15 years serving on several Boards as a voluntary Trustee to local charities including SCHA, Solihull Care Limited and Solihull Age UK, where he excels at providing advice and support to help shape their future.

Adrian Evans – Trustee

Adrian is a qualified teacher and holds a postgraduate qualification in leadership from Lancaster University.  He has worked in special education for over 30 years holding roles of College Principal, Director of Education, Chair of a multi academy schools trust and voluntary chair of a wildlife charity.

Adrian has a wealth of experience of contract management and commissioning for adults and young people with social emotional and mental health needs, autism, profound and multiple learning difficulties and sensory impairment.

Adrian is passionate about providing high quality services for those with additional and complex needs and, as part of his current role with a national education provider, holds organisational responsibility for safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion.

Dr Jay Chauhan – Trustee

Jay is a highly skilled professional, with extensive senior management experience of over 30 years within the private, public and voluntary sector in housing, health and regeneration environments.

Throughout his career he developed and implemented successful business strategies, maintaining good working relationships and consistently meeting agreed deadlines as a result of his hardworking nature. This experience influences his contribution as a Trustee in helping to build and grow the organisation. He is ethically and socially aware which provides the basis for developing initiatives which benefit individuals and communities.

Jay brings skills to the Board in strategic planning, financial management, organisational and staff development, management of change, communication and negotiation.

Simon Thorne – Trustee

Simon is an Advanced Paramedic with more than 17 years of professional experience in providing emergency first-response medical care.

He is currently Operation Supervisor Al Dhafra region for Abu Dhabi Police Ambulance Branch, where he is responsible for the maintenance and continuous service delivery of operational responses.  Simon also has experience as a clinical instructor and brings skills to support the Board including comprehensive, technical competency with strong interpersonal and managerial experience.

Simon was raised in Solihull and continues to maintain close ties to the local community.

Gareth Morgan – Trustee

Gareth has a degree in Estate Management and has a wealth of experience including working for the Government, lecturing at Trent University and as a partner at a Chartered Surveyors practice.  In 1989, Gareth established his own company specialising in commercial property and business valuations across the UK.  A fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Gareth dual qualified as a building surveyor and a Chartered Environmentalist.  His whole professional life has been property orientated.

Gareth shares an incredible amount of knowledge and advice on commercial property and has a real passion for SCHA’s work and commitment to community, family values and teamwork.