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 a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Housing. He has worked in the social housing sector at executive director level for over 20 years. Previously, Neil chaired Golden Lane Housing, which is a subsidiary of MENCAP. He is also currently Chair of another housing association London
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!
Mahua is Director of Finance and Resources at SignHealth, a national charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of deaf people. 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.
‘Motivating people to achieve their goals and knowing that I have contributed to the success of others gives me the ultimate job satisfaction.’
Annelie started her career in the public sector in a local authority setting. Annelie has experience of housing management as well as multi million pound capital works programme geared towards delivering sustainable, social, physical and economic solutions in local communities.
Annelie she has managed organisation put in special measures, set up new organisations and supported organisations through outsourcing.
She is the founder of the charity Brixton Road Youth Club (BRYC). The ambition behind BRYC was to engage with young people in one of Lambeth’s most deprived ward with the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the country to break the culture of worklessness, lack of access to education and dependency on benefits.
Developing responsibility in managers and teams is something Annelie is passionate about. She strongly believes that with the right tools and support, leaders can be developed anywhere.
Stakehold relationship and networking is her strength. She is a good negotiator and good at building rapport and maintains strong relationships.
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.
An experienced organisational leader and property professional. Sam is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years experience in the field of development, asset management and new business working in both the profit for purpose and private sectors. Sam has non-executive experience in special education and student accommodation partnerships working to deliver good governance to ensure positive outcomes in the education of young people and high quality accommodation and services to the student population. A career long commitment to social housing with both a personal and professional desire to support independence for those with additional support needs. Sam is also a Parent Governor at a school for autism in Derbyshire where she lives with her family.