Governance of Anchor is entrusted to a board of non-executive trustee directors and an Executive Management Board.
Our non-executive board are:
Pamela Chesters CBE
Pamela joined the Board in April 2013 and took up the role of Chair of Anchor from September 2013. She is also a non-executive director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and a member of the governing body of St Andrews University where she chairs its Audit and Risk Committee.
She has previously chaired: Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Action for Children, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, PRIME and English Churches Housing Group and was on the board of Riverside.
Pamela was a councillor at the London Borough of Camden from 1990 to 2000, including two years as Leader of the Opposition. In her executive roles, she was London Mayor Boris Johnson's Advisor for Health & Families between 2009 and 2012. Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years at British Petroleum Company, most recently as CEO of Duckhams Oils.
Stephen Jack OBE
Stephen is a chartered accountant.
As an executive he held senior finance roles in a number of international financial services organisations including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, ING Barings, and Collins Stewart Tullett plc. His non-executive roles span a number of different sectors.
Stephen was Trustee and then Chair, from 2007 to 2015, of the Independent Living Fund, a non-departmental public body which provided support to severely disabled people across the UK. He joined the Board of the Cambridge Building Society as a Non-Executive Director in April 2014 and became a trustee of the Royal Mencap Society in May 2014.
In September 2015, he joined the board of MUFG Securities EMEA plc as an independent Non-Executive Director. In December 2016 he became a trustee of Golden Lane Housing.
Mark has been Chief Executive of St Modwen Properties plc, the UK’s leading property regeneration specialist and a constituent of the FTSE 250 index, since November 2016.
Immediately prior to taking up this role, Mark spent 17 years at Unite Students, the UK’s leading student accommodation provider, including 10 years as Chief Executive and three as Chief Financial Officer.
He is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Alun holds non-executive directorships with Severfield plc, Ramboll Group A/S and The Port of London Authority.
Alun retired from WS Atkins plc, the leading engineering and project management consultancy, in July 2014 where he was a main board director and Group HR Director.
Richard Jones CBE
Richard is an independent consultant having worked in a range of executive roles. He was a Director with NHS England responsible for the Area Team in Lancashire. Richard has worked in central and local government and was Executive Director of Adult and Community Services for Lancashire County Council.
Richard qualified as a social worker and has held senior roles in a number of organisations. He has experience of commissioning both health and care services.
Richard was President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and is Chair of Shared Lives and a Trustee of Action on Hearing Loss.
Richard is the Lead Director for Residential Advisory at JLL, one of the largest firms of chartered surveyors and property consultants in the world. Richard has over 30 years’ professional experience, the last 22 years of which have been devoted to the affordable housing sector. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has previously been a partner of Drivers Jonas, Deloitte and King Sturge.
He is recognised nationally as one of the leading valuers and property advisors to Registered Providers, their funders, investors and to government and other stakeholders. Richard is also Chair of Dolphin Living Limited, the not-for-profit Registered Provider subsidiary of Dolphin Square Foundation, and is a regular speaker at conferences in the sector.
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