Meet our Board


Abolade Abisogun OBE | Board member

As an Independent Management Consultant, Chartered Construction Manager, and Chartered Quantity Surveyor, in almost 30 years, Bola has successfully procured and delivered, in excess of £8billion in capital projects across the UK, across an array of sectors, with extensive public sector procurement and contract management experience.

A well-documented industry disruptor and an eminent Fellow of the RICS, Bola remains an acclaimed Gemini Ambassador (on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain) and co-author of the Digital Twin Toolkit published in February 2021, in joint partnership with TechUK. Bola is an industry thought leader, works extensively with the Mayor of London and young people across London promoting his profession and is a specialist practitioner of Digital Construction delivering Whole-Life Cycle / Asset, Assurance, and Compliance Management solutions.

Declared interests: AIQS Limited, Urbanis Limited, Chartered Surveyors Training Trust Ltd, South East Centre for the Built Environment Ltd, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd.


Suzanne Avery | Board member

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 that 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 a Trustee of the Penny Trust, a senior advisor with Centrus, NED of London Metric Property Ltd, and a Church Commissioner. Suzanne co-founded and is vice-chair of Real Estate Balance Ltd.


 

Simon Devonshire OBE | Group Chair 

Simon has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur. He previously ran 02 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 £25m 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.


Toby D'Olier | Board member 

Toby was an RHP Homeowner for 11 years and 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 nine 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.


 

David Done OBE | Chief Executive 

Chief Executive

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.

Declared Interests:

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.


Jane Gallifent | Board member

Jane is the Director of Development & Sales at Aster Group, bringing 30 years of experience in 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, Director of Aster LD Ltd.


 

Shabana Jamil | Board member

Shabana is leading the commercial design of the subsidy for low carbon hydrogen production at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Her work is essential for attracting investment in low-carbon hydrogen and for supporting the UK’s net-zero commitment. Shabana has ten years of experience working in central government policy in a range of strategy, finance and policy roles. At the Department for Education, she had oversight of the £5bn annual schools capital budget and led the strategy to secure funding from the Treasury to rebuild the school estate. At the Ministry of Justice, she worked on the prison estate strategy for England and Wales, and the procurement of prison and probation services. 

 She is a member of the Government Economic Service.


 

Jenine Langrish | Board member

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 was also a member of the Risk and Audit Committee of a Tower Hamlets based housing association, Gateway Housing, for eight years. 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.


Chris Ling | Board member

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 that form part of the Tiger Group. Chris is a director of RHP Finance plc.



Alex Molnar | Board member

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. 


 

Antonio Shabbir | Board member

Antonio spent 20 years of his career in the telecommunications industry holding senior roles across customer operations, marketing, sales, and finance.  Most recently Antonio has led digital and contact center customer experience transformations in the telecommunications and online retail industries.  Antonio currently holds the position of Global Director of Customer Care at ASOS.com.  Antonio is passionate about creating an environment for front-line colleagues to deliver great customer experiences.  Antonio is delighted to join the board at RHP. 

Declared interests: Shabbir Consulting (not currently trading). 


Stephen Speak | Board member

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 and serves in a voluntary capacity on the committees of the Richmond Society, Kew Society, The London Forum, and RPLC (Richmond Parish Lands Charity).


Sarah Weller | Board member

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 Directors 

Corinna Bishopp | 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.


Lucy Graley | 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.


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).

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