James Sinclair Taylor
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.
Neil is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s housing association – Clarion Housing, the largest housing association in the country. He has worked for the group for 23 years and has overall responsibility for the delivery of landlord services; focusing on asset management, customer services, housing management and resident involvement across 125,000 properties. Previously, Neil chaired Golden Lane Housing, which is a subsidiary of MENCAP.
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.
Stuart is an Independent Pension Trustee and until recently held global roles as Group Pensions Director for a number of major FTSE Companies including Barclays Bank and Lloyds Banking Group. Stuart is Treasurer of his local Community Council has also been Secretary of a Charitable Foundation Trust. Stuart is married with 2 adult children. In his spare time Stuart plays hockey for the Scottish Thistles, runs and skis – although not all at the same time!
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.
Mahua is Director of Finance and Resources at SignHealth, a national charity working to improve the health and wellbeing for people who are Deaf. She has held senior leadership positions at a number of national charities and social enterprises, working across sectors including health, justice and transport. Mahua is also a school governor.
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.