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Meet the Board

For more information about our Board, please click on their photos below.

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Jenny Osbourne

Chair of the Board

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Jenny Osbourne - Chair of the Board

Jenny is the Chair of the Board and is a stakeholder Board member. She brings experience of organisational leadership, social housing and commercial development to the Board. Jenny is Chief Executive of TPAS, the tenant empowerment organisation for England and is a passionate advocate tenant involvement of through partnerships with their landlord.

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Christine Woolridge

Board member

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Christine Woolridge - Board member

Christine is a customer Board member. She really enjoys being on the Board and using her experiences from mystery shopping, the Quality Panel and our HUBs to improve services for customers. Christine is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

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Jo Hague

Board member

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Jo Hague - Board member

Jo is a customer Board member. Jo has worked for Stockport Council for 18 years and has been a Stockport Homes tenant for six years. She makes a positive contribution to Stockport and Stockport Homes by being actively involved in her local community, supporting and organising events for local residents, attending Customer HUBS and as a customer Board member. Jo is a member of the Operations Committee.

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Ken Lee

Board member

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Ken Lee - Board member

Ken is a retired qualified Accountant, Finance Director and Chief Executive with many years’ local government service. He continues to provide finance-related consultancy services through his own company.

His experience of working on and with Councils and Boards along with his national profile and knowledge in relation to Housing Finance are invaluable to Stockport Homes.

Ken’s interests include, Hockey umpiring and working his veg patch.

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Peter Fitzhenry

Board member

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Peter Fitzhenry - Board member

Peter is an independent Board member who brings valuable commercial experience to the Board. He is a Governor at a Further Education college in Warrington and is a non-executive director of a social enterprise, Catering Crew. He has had a varied career in housing, working for diverse organisations, most recently as the Managing Director of Golden Gates Housing Trust. He has skills and experience relating to understanding risk, corporate governance, co-regulation, relationship building, performance management and an awareness of the impact of regulatory environment.

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Sarah Keenan

Board member

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Sarah Keenan - Board member

Sarah is a stakeholder Board member who lives in the borough. She works for Jigsaw Homes and has worked in the Housing sector for over 15 years.

She has developed a wide knowledge of Housing Management, Customer Service, Asset Management, Sheltered and Supported Housing, Community Investment and Resident Involvement.

She has specialisms in training, mediation, advocacy and restorative justice. Sarah is committed to improving Stockport Homes’ neighbourhoods, ensuring they are sustainable places to live. A keen supporter of equality, Sarah is also an LBGT+ role model and ally, supporting Stockport Homes in delivering high quality services that are open and accessible to all.

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Steve Partridge

Board member

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Steve Partridge - Board member

Steve is a senior leader and highly regarded national expert in housing finance with 25 years’ experience in public and private sectors in business planning, financing and development, specialising in social and affordable housing. Steve is currently a Director at Savills Housing Consultancy leading their work on local authority development, growth and business planning, as well as helping the housing sector and investors raise private finance for new models of affordable housing. Prior to this, Steve was Director of Financial Policy and Development at the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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Robin Burman

Board member

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Robin Burman - Board member

Robin is an independent Board Member who has lived in Stockport for over 30 years.

He is a Consultant and Commercial Lawyer (previously Senior Partner) at HLF Berry Solicitors. Robin has experience of serving on the Boards of other Housing Associations including Regenda and Contour.

Robin is committed to improving customers’ quality of life and access to opportunity through providing excellent services, reducing inequality and investing in the neighbourhoods in which people live.

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Lorraine Gill

Board Member

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Lorraine Gill - Board Member

Lorraine has been a customer of Stockport Homes since 2001. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the housing sector undertaking various roles including Neighbourhood Officer and Customer Hub Team Leader. She is currently employed as a Lean Facilitator (Southway Housing Trust), embedding a lean working culture across the organisation to drive service improvements and increase customer value.

Before joining the Stockport Homes Board, Lorraine was a member of the Stockport Homes Monitoring Group, which ensured that customers views on Stockport Homes performance were heard.

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