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.

 

Announcement:  22/09/23

SCHA is delighted to introduce Mr Adrian Evans as the new Chair of SCHA.  Read our Chair’s open letter here:  An open letter from the Chair Sept 2023

Meet our Board members:

Adrian Evans – Chair

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.

David Mattocks – Trustee

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 the past, David has served as Chair of Solihull Care Limited, a care home and domiciliary care provider and also Chair of Age UK Solihull.

David has served on the Board at SCHA since 1998.  He 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.

Mugabe Reid

Mugabe Reid – Trustee

Mugabe has extensive experience as an engineer, working for more than 15 years in the facilities management and building services sectors.  He is a keen advocate for finding sustainable solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of a business and has qualifications in the gas, air conditioning and electrical industries.  Mugabe’s knowledge and skills can help SCHA to develop future sustainable operations, while offering value for money to customers.

Mugabe is an Associate Governance Practitioner, providing him with a strong foundation as an effective Board Trustee, where he can utilise his knowledge and experience to the best of his ability to benefit SCHA.

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Katie Schofield – Trustee

Katie has over 20 years’ experience working in social care in a variety of care settings, council operated services and social housing.

Since June 2015, Katie has been the lead for Independent Living Services including Extra Care, sheltered and supported living for older and vulnerable people for Community Housing along with being the Safeguarding lead and also CQC Nominated Individual.

Katie has proven experience in a number of restructures and consultations along with the TUPE and transfer of services, effective skills to manage projects and an ability to motivate team performance and drive quality provision.  A proven record in improving services performance, efficiencies and making them viable and fit for the future along with strong operational leadership skills.

Katie is keen to continually develop and the opportunity as a Board trustee will enable her to widen her experience, knowledge and a pursue a new challenge.  She makes a positive contribution to Solihull Care Housing Association as she is passionate about housing, in particular supported living and accommodation for those that are vulnerable or who have care and support needs,  looking at options of maintaining their independence,  being part of a thriving community but ensuring their safety and comfort.

Katie holds a BA in Social Welfare from University of Worcester and also a CMI level 7 in Leadership and Management.

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Danny Thomas – Trustee

Danny is a former professional footballer who has made the transition into another career.  He’s currently working for a tech company in the property industry.

In 2021, Danny completed The Governance Certificate Course – Effective Board Member, reaching the required exam pass mark.  Danny is now an Affiliate Member of The Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners.

With vast experience gained through time spent working in the property industry and also knowledge within corporate governance, he now wishes to utilise this information to make a difference within the boardroom.

Danny aligns himself with SCHA’s values, teamwork and community work, aspiring to make a positive difference now and in the future.

Chris Oakley – Trustee

Chris is an experienced construction professional and director born and raised in Solihull.  He is currently the Managing Director of a construction company and property development business and has over 19 years’ experience in cost control & commercial management within the construction industry.

Chris is a keen advocate for Sustainable construction techniques and carbon reduction schemes, having been involved in the design and development of schemes ensuring whole lifecycle techniques, longevity and net-zero targets are all considered when maintaining and improving buildings.

Having spend 10 years managing businesses, Chris has a wealth of experience in corporate governance and health and safety laws and is keen to use this knowledge to assist SCHA in maintaining high levels of safety and support for the residents.

Chris shares the values of the SCHA and has a keen interest in helping the local community and other not for profit associations.

Vacant – Trustee

We’re hiring!  Could you be our new Trustee?  This is a rewarding voluntary role, where you’ll be part of a supportive and engaging Board of Trustees.

Take a look at our vacancy here:

Non-executive Board member – voluntary position – Indeed.com