Meet the members that make up RHP's Board
Simon Devonshire OBE
RHP Group Chair
Simon has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur. He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years and co-founded One Water which has donated more than £20m to providing clean water in Africa.
Declared interests: The Student Loans Company - Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Transformation Oversight Committee. N2 VCT / Mercia Technologies – Non-Executive Director. The National Physical Laboratory – Entrepreneur in Residence. Alantra Capital Finance – Advisor. Rolls Royce – Entrepreneur in Residence. Institute of Cancer Research – Entrepreneur in Residence.
Jenine spent around 25 years working in the City, mainly as a UK equity fund manager responsible for looking after charitable funds. More recently she has held a number of non-executive roles with a variety of not for profit organisations. This included nine years on the board of Town and Country Housing Group, a housing association based in Tunbridge Wells, where she chaired their Investment and Finance committee. She is also a member of the Risk and Audit Committee of a Tower Hamlets based housing association, Gateway Housing. Jenine has lived in the Borough of Richmond for over 30 years and is delighted to be on the board of RHP, her local housing association. She is an enthusiastic member of a number of local organisations, and chairs a coalition called MASC (Make Air Safe and Clean) which brings together local groups campaigning for clean air in South West London.
Declared Interests: Jenine is a member of a number of local organisations (the Richmond Society, Friends of Richmond Park, Friends of Kew Gardens, Richmond & Twickenham Friends of the Earth). She sits on a committee (the Active Travel Advisory Group) for Richmond Council.
David Done OBE
David Done OBE is CEO of RHP, one of the most exciting and innovative social enterprises in the UK, and a winner of two UK Business Awards. RHP provides affordable housing to people in west London. It has a unique culture regarded as one the most inspirational places to work in the country holding IIP at the prestigious Platinum level. RHP is widely recognised as one of the most innovative housing associations working within the sector. David is a recognised thought leader in the sector ranked in the top 20 of 24 Housing’s most influential people. His expertise is in business transformation and organisational development, driven by a passion for creating inspirational cultures capable of delivering great customer service.
David’s partner is the Chief Executive of CDS Co-operatives. David’s brother-in-law is the Chair of Robust Details Ltd, which is a private company carrying out sound testing including for social housing providers. David is a board member of Golding Homes and sits on the Group Board of Your Housing Group.
Suzanne has over 20 years' extensive experience at the forefront of the real estate and housing finance sectors, formerly as Managing Director of the London Real Estate Finance Group & Sustainability at RBS, where she built a significant business which was awarded some of the largest and most complex UK real estate debt and capital markets transactions. She is now engaged in a range of corporate and charitable initiatives in the UK and internationally.
Declared Interests: Having held various board appointments over the last decade in healthcare and property-related sectors including at A2 Dominion, Suzanne is currently Trustee of LandAid, senior advisor with Centrus, a Church Commissioner and Non-Executive Director of LondonMetric Property Plc. Suzanne co-founded and is vice-chair of Real Estate Balance Ltd.
Toby has been an RHP Homeowner for 10 years. He joined the Board in September 2013. He spent 15 years working in radio for Global, as well as the BBC and others as an Executive Producer and manager and has for the last seven years been self-employed as a videographer, audio producer and editor, producing long and short form documentary and corporate video as well as podcasts and radio shows for a variety of clients.
Declared Interests: Webvid and Contraband Media. Toby is a member of the Kew Society.
Jane Gallifent is the Director of Development & Sales at Aster Group, bringing 30 years of experience in the delivering new homes across a wide range of tenure throughout the South East and West of England. Jane leads a team responsible for a large development programme ranging from S106 opportunities, land acquisition, Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Community Land Trusts and is on track to deliver over 10,000 homes over the next seven years for the Group.
Declared Interests: Employee of Aster Housing Group
Chris is a highly-experienced CFO with over 20 years of senior finance roles across a wide range of industries and companies. He is the Group CFO of Park Holidays, the largest operator of holiday parks in the South of England. Prior to Park Holidays, Chris worked in a number of large FTSE-listed businesses including Centrica where he was the Finance Director of both the residential and commercial energy supply businesses. He is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Physics from Imperial College.
Declared Interests: Companies which form part of the Tiger Group. Chris is a director of RHP Finance plc.
Alex was appointed to the Board in December 2020 and has been an RHP tenant for 9 years. He brings a wealth of experience of RHP’s communities through his 12 years as a Police Community Support Officer in the local area.
Declared interests: Alex owns a local car valeting business.
Stephen joined the RHP Board in June 2013. His background is in audit and finance and he has been a director of multiple businesses over the years. Currently he is a director of an internet retailer and of three RHP subsidiaries while also providing ad-hoc consulting services on a self-employed basis. He has lived in Richmond since 1988 and serves in a voluntary capacity on the committees of Richmond Society, Kew Society and London Forum. He was elected a Councillor for the London Borough of Richmond in 2012 and served on Richmond Council’s Cabinet from 2014-2018.
Declared Interests: Stephen is a director of RHP Finance plc.
Sarah is Co-founder of Element, a consultancy helping organisations build resilience through Purpose, Innovation and Leadership, all with a sustainable lens. Over the past 15 years, Sarah has worked for some of the biggest businesses in the world, down to the smallest, always focused on innovation and digital. Sarah spent three years as a Director at ?What if! where she focused on social housing and healthcare. Prior to this Sarah ran a digital agency focused on digital strategy and product development.
Declared Interests: Co-ownership of Element Collective Ltd innovation consultancy weareelement.com
Executive Director of Finance
Corinna joined RHP as Executive Director of Finance in July 2017. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has operated at Director level in a wide variety of industries. Before joining RHP she was Interim Group Finance Director at Thames Valley Housing, and a consultant advising on the Thames Valley and Genesis Housing Association merger. She also worked on the successful IPO at the UK's Leading Retirement Builder McCarthy & Stone, was Interim Chief Financial Officer at Eversholt Rail and spent over 10 years in Bupa, including as Chief Financial Officer of Bupa Latin America in Miami.
Declared Interests: Corinna is a Director of RHP Finance plc and Non-Executive Director of Peter Bedford Housing Association.
Executive Director of Customer Services
Peter joined RHP in January 2019 as Executive Director of Customer Service; his experience lies in customer relations - he believes in a first rate service for our customers. Previously Peter was Customer Operations Director for Thames Water Utilities Ltd, prior to that he spent 6 years with Barclays Bank plc, initially joining as Head of Online Banking before becoming Transactional Banking Director where he was responsible for the Retails banks India Contact Centres. He also worked in senior customer operational roles for the mobile phone operator 3, including being part of the team that set up 3 Ireland.
Declared Interests: Peter is a Non-Executive Director for CHP Housing Association based in Essex.
Executive Director of People and Business Services
Lucy joined RHP as Executive Director of People and Business Services in October 2018. She is a CIPD Fellow and has worked leading business change at Director level within the not-for-profit sector. Most recently she was the People Director at the Royal Horticultural Society. She has worked in the professional sector at Grant Thornton and also within local government, including supporting the TUPE from Sheffield City Council housing to Sheffield Homes. Lucy has also undertaken a number of voluntary positions including sitting on the HR Committee at Amnesty International, Governor at a local senior school and currently a Trustee at London Cyrenians Housing Association.
Declared Interests: Lucy is a Trustee at London Cyrenians Housing Association.
Executive Director of Development
Tim is a Chartered Planning and Development surveyor with over 25 years’ experience in the property world, including sales and marketing, development, consultancy and housing policy. He joined the affordable housing sector in 2007, leading successful sales and development teams, and has also worked as Policy and Strategy Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency. Tim joined RHP in 2017 and heads our ambitious development programme, regeneration and sales teams, also leading on innovation across the business. Tim is Chair of Building Better, a consortium of Housing Associations driving collaboration across the sector in off-site manufacture of homes, and is also an Advisory Member of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Culture, Housing, Environment and Planning Committee.
Declared Interests: Tim is a Non-Executive Director at Watford Community Housing, sitting on their Development Committee. He also Chairs Building Better, a consortium of housing associations and local authorities driving collaboration in the off-site manufacture and delivery of homes. Tim is also the Chairman at Fordingbridge Rugby Club.
RHP Finance plc board members: David Done OBE, Corinna Bishopp, Chris Ling & Stephen Speak (see bios above).
RHP Finance plc was incorporated on 27th November 2014 (company number: 9331195)
RHP Property Limited was incorporated on 13th April 2018, company no. 11309199.
RHP Property Limited board members: as RHP Group board (bios above).
RHP Develop Limited was incorporated on 28th March 2018, company no. 11280666.
RHP Develop Limited board members: as RHP Group board (bios above).