About Reside Housing Association
Meet the team

Board of Trustees

John MacGregor


Lives in Scotland. John is a trained accountant and caterer. Has 2 grown up children. John has been a trustee for Reside since 2007. John was a trustee for the Archivists Association for several years.

Peter Patton

Lives in Northamptonshire. A Welfare Officer and Benefits Advisor working with two charities and care providers serving the elderly and those with special needs. Peter has known and worked with Reside since we started in 2002 and has been a trustee since 2011.

Ellen Farmer

Ellen is married with three grown up children and lives in Petersfield. She teaches at Sarum College in Salisbury and works as a Co-Director of a Retreat House in Surrey.

Carole Powell

S.I.B.M and Chair of the 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 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.

Stuart Stephen

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 Morley

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 mental health issues.

David Purves

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.

Management Team

Peter Webster

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 Patel

Company Secretary

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.

Steve Harris

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.

Chaminda Karunaratne

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 Titcombe

Property Manager

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.

Joanna Arnold

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.

Val Lord

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.