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Meet the Board

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Southway Housing Trust’s Board and Committees

We have recently completed a review of Southway's governance structure, to ensure we have the right leadership in place to take the organisation through this phase of our journey.

Board and Committee Members are volunteers. Some of these are Southway tenants, some are nominated by Manchester City Council, and some are independent members appointed to provide specific expertise.

Appointments to the governance structure are skills-based, within a constituency-based membership framework.
The Southway Housing Trust Parent Board has overall responsibility for Southway's direction and activities and for financial management, development and investment decisions. It sets Southway's vision and objectives, and establishes strategies and frameworks for the delivery of these. The Parent Board delegates powers and activities to its Committees, and sets the frameworks within which they must operate.

The members are:

  • Emma Richman (Independent)
  • Iain Leviston (Independent)
  • Mark Taylor (Independent)
  • Roger Spencer (Independent)
  • Samantha Macwilliam (Tenant)
  • Memuna Bangura (Tenant)
  • Joanna Midgeley (Council)
  • Sean McGonigle (Council)
  • Clare Tostevin (Co-Optee – Independent)
  • Stuart Shore (Co-Optee – Independent)

The People and Places Committee is the focus for monitoring delivery of our core affordable landlord services. It sets policies and scrutinises performance. This Committee is responsible for ensuring the Trust understands the impact the landlord service has on local communities. It will receive reports and feedback directly from tenant groups and consultations.

The Committee is made up of two members from the Parent Board:

  • Stuart Shore
  • Memuna Bangura

And five other members:

  • Michelle Duhaney (Tenant)
  • Tim Whiston (Tenant)
  • Ursula Pabish (Tenant)
  • Bev Craig (Council)
  • Garry Bridges (Council)

The Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for overseeing the audit, risk and control frameworks, including reviewing auditor reports and liaising with auditors, and scrutinising the response of officers. It advises and guides the Parent Board.

The Committee is made up of three members from the Parent Board:

  • Iain Leviston
  • Mark Taylor
  • Samantha Macwilliam

And two other members, plus a co-optee:

  • Tony McMahon (Independent)
  • Andy Ewart (Independent)
  • John Gallagher (Co-Optee – Independent)

The Governance and Remuneration Committee approves the pay of the Executive Directors and organises the appraisal of the Chief Executive.

The Committee is made up of three members, all from the Parent Board:

  • Emma Richman
  • Iain Leviston
  • Samantha Macwilliam