Board of Trustees
James Sinclair Taylor
Chair of the Board Trustees
James is a solicitor and management consultant who has worked for and with charities all his life, initially in community law centres and then as Senior Partner in the Charity and Social Business Team advising charities ranging from the large, like UNICEF, to small community based charities but with a strong focus on charities meeting social need. He has been a trustee of a range of charities including grant makers, a development trust, an adventure playground and an international aid charity and was appointed Protector of NESTA (formerly The National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) by the Secretary of State. James lives in Dorset and is blessed with a lovely family, garden and a recalcitrant sailing dinghy.
S.I.B.M and Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Carole lives in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire and is married with two grown up children. She is the special educational needs and disability co-ordinator (SENDCo) and a member of the senior leadership team in a large state primary school. Carole has been a teacher for over 30 years and is passionate about the inclusive rights of children and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities Carole is also a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist working with children aged 4 to 11 years and serves on the Buckinghamshire educational appeals panel. Carole joined the Board in 2013.
Married with a daughter who lives with her family in the USA, Peter lives in Northamptonshire. After a successful civil service career in what is now The DWP, Peter has worked in the community care industry advising and guiding care providers and their clients in the range of benefits for those with special needs. He is also a welfare visiting officer and benefits advisor working with two charities assisting their Trustees in the administration of their grants and other regular financial support to their beneficiaries. Peter has known and worked with Reside since we started in 2002 and has been a trustee since 2011.
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
Stuart is Pensions Director at Diageo where he is responsible for managing the Diageo pension arrangements in the UK and Ireland. Stuart has had similar global roles for a number of major FTSE Companies including Barclays Bank and Lloyds Banking Group. Has presented on pension issues in North America, Europe as well as the UK and is a member of a number of consultative groups within the UK and Europe. He is, and has been, a Pension Scheme Trustee in both the UK and Ireland and has also been Secretary of a Charitable Foundation Trust. Married with 2 children (who have both left home to start their own careers) and in his spare time plays hockey for the Scottish Masters (over 60’s!), runs and skis (although not both at the same time!) and enjoys travelling and going to the theatre, ballet in particular (although not an active participant in the latter!).
Ron is a retired accountant and was formerly Company Secretary for Compass Group PLC, a major international catering group. He is married with 3 grown up children, and lives in Iver Heath in Bucks. He is familiar with the sector in which Reside operates, as he has a brother who has been in Long Term Care with enduring mental health issues
David lives in Hertfordshire. After a successful career in the Public Sector in various management positions within Government Departments dealing with Welfare Benefits and Pensions, he set up his own Management, Training and Consultancy company, specialising in Project Management and Programme Management, assisting public and private sector organisations in their management of transformational change programmes. He has maintained his interest in welfare provision and related benefits and currently assists an occupation-related charity in their administration of welfare payments and support.
Stephen joined the Board of Reside in 2017. He brings nearly 30 years of social housing experience to Reside having been providing ICT consultancy to housing providers throughout the UK since 1993. Prior to this he was the Head of Finance and part of the Senior Management Team within a medium sized housing association. Since starting the consultancy Stephen has helped nearly 200 organisations with a wide range of ICT projects including system procurement and implementation and more recently development and implementation of digital strategies. He has previously been a Board of two other developing housing associations.
Brian is a chartered public finance accountant by profession and is now Chief Executive of one of Scotland’s largest housing and care providers, specialising in services to older people. He has previously worked in both the voluntary sector and in local government. He lives just outside Edinburgh and has been a Board member at Reside since 2017.
Sara is a qualified Social Worker with an MBA who has spent her whole career working to improve services for disabled and older people. She has worked as a Deputy Director at Oxfordshire County Council commissioning services for adults and children. As the Strategy Director at the Orders of St. John Care Trust she developed new care homes and set up integrated health and social care services. She is passionate about person centred care. In 2015 she ran an innovative Voting Campaign, supporting care home residents to participate in the general election, which was repeated in subsequent polls. Sara is an active member of the twitter community where she advocates for social care. In her spare time Sara is in to wine tasting, cycling and gardening.
Chief Executive Officer
Founded Reside in 2001. Continues to be passionate about providing decent accommodation for people with disabilities. Also a Director of Learning Disability England (LDE) and Chair of Special Olympics Surrey. Spare time spent sailing, being with family and constantly admonishing daughters.
Dipak graduated with an honours degree from the University of Kent in 1986. Following successful careers in accountancy, commercial business, network engineering and IT-contracting, Dipak joined Reside in 2003. He is married with 2 school-aged children and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames, where he dreams about one-day restoring his rare classic car.
Business Development Director
Steve has had many roles in relation to housing, care and support. He has worked in support provision, housing provision, as a Local Authority commissioner (both for housing and social care services) and in national advisory and policy roles. Steve joined Reside in 2016.
Head of Accounts
Chaminda joined Reside in 2004 and looks after everyday affairs within the accounts department. Chaminda graduated with an honours degree in Civil Engineering, possesses a master’s degree and CIMA part-qualification. He is married with two preschool aged girls and lives in Tolworth.
Charles looks after property acquisitions, capital project works and building technical investigation matters. A registered architect, he has almost 40 years experience in design and construction related matters.
Facilities & Support Manager
Joanna has been with Reside since 2004, starting off in the accounts department and now heading up the successful maintenance and facilities department. Joanna has put in place processes to ensure our tenants receive a prompt, friendly and competent service.
Tenant Support Manager
Valerie worked overseas until 2010 when she returned to the UK and worked in ‘Welfare to Work’ before joining Reside in 2012. As the Tenant Support Manager part of her role is to meet with new tenants to explain their tenancy and support them with their application to Housing Benefit. Val is assisted by the Tenant Support Team.