Our Board

Chris Cheeseman - Board Chair

Chris Cheeseman Aug 18

Chris is the Board Chair for Golding Homes. Chris brings over 38 years of residential sector gained both within the Housing Association and private consultancy sector. Chris spent 17 years at Moat Housing Group, building a significant intermediate housing business before being appointed as a Group Development Director, a member of the Moat Executive team. Chris joined ikon consultancy where he was an equity partner, specialising in affordable housing consultancy services. Ikon was acquired by Hamptons International, part of the Countrywide Group, in February 2015.

Chris joined affordable housing consultancy Red Loft in October 2019 as a Partner, following 18 months at Clarion.

Ashling Fox - Board Champion Health & Safety

Ashling Fox

Ashling is an experienced housing professional currently working as Chief Operating Officer for Peabody, one of the largest housing providers in the UK. Ashling joined Family Mosaic as Group Customer Services Director in March 2015 and was previously Head of Home Emergency Operations at the AA.

Ashling is responsible for Peabody’s complex building safety work, as well as leading their modernisation programme to transform the way they manage and maintain their homes and buildings. Using data and insight to inform her approach, Ashling puts the customer relationship first and is passionate about offering a range of different ways to engage customers and deliver resident services.

David Done - Chair of the Customer Experience Committee

David Done Aug 2018 (5)

David is a highly experience housing professional. He is Chief Executive of RHP, which is a housing association working in west London. RHP is known for its inspirational culture and for its innovative approach to modernising the housing service, using new technology, and to building homes using new forms of construction. Previously, David worked for 5 local authorities in senior positions covering policy and operational roles. Along with extensive senior management experience, he brings expertise in transformation leadership and change management, employee engagement and digitalisation.

Ebele Akojie - Chair of Treasury Committee

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Ebele has over 20 years of experience working at Board level, with an excellent knowledge of treasury, financial investment, risk, and business growth.

Ebele has held a range of Executive, Director and Board level roles including Chief Financial Officer, Financial Strategy and Operations Director, and Finance Director at three G15 Housing Associations.

Ebele was previously Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee at Paragon Housing, now PA Housing, for six years.

Hannah Langford

Hannah Langford

Hannah Langford is a Commercial Property lawyer and partner at a leading City law firm. Hannah's expertise includes working with registered providers, house builders and local authorities on development, joint ventures and regeneration projects. She was formerly an in-house lawyer at Clarion Housing Group and has experience of working in local authorities where she specialised in property and planning law.

John Tranter - Deputy Chair

John Tranter Aug 18

John Tranter is Deputy Board Chair for Golding Homes. John runs his own consultancy providing advice to charities on strategic finance and governance. He has a wide experience of the charity care sector having held finance and resource directorships at Mencap, The Children's Trust and Independent Age. John has also been a Trustee for several charities. Prior to joining the charity sector, John worked in industry and merchant banking.

Karin Stockerl

Karin Stockerl

Karin has over 20 years experience in housing; ranging from academic research into innovation processes, to working for private, public and housing association sector.

Karin is currently working as Director of Asset Strategy and Services at Optivo, one of the largest UK housing associations. Karin is responsible for overseeing Optivo‘s sustainability agenda, the building safety programme and the delivery of all repairs and property services. She is passionate about good quality, sustainable and affordable homes for residents and a true believer in the value of co-creating services with customers.

Owen Ingram - Chair of Audit and Assurance Committee

Owen Ingram

Owen is a highly experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director of registered housing providers and health authorities. He has worked in housing, health care and mental health services.

As a highly respected interim Chief Executive he has been responsible for leading major change in governance, executive structures and bringing about organisational learning.

Owen is passionate about excellence in customer services, providing safe, quality homes for residents and creating positive working environments for staff. He enjoys working with people who share his values. Owen has been appointed by and worked with all the housing regulators in the UK.

Sandeep Sankoli - Board Champion Development & Sales

Sandeep Sankoli Aug 2018 (7)

Sandeep Sankoli is an Associate Director at Countryside Properties and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He has over 15 years of housing experience at regional government and private practice. He specialises in mixed use development, private rented sector investment and urban regeneration. Sandeep started his career as a Housing Economist at City Hall, advising the Mayor of London on housing supply barriers. He also spent time at L&Q advising on their entry into PRS and strategic growth planning. Sandeep is a regular contributor to round table discussions and think tanks on PRS and Placemaking through the British Property Federation and Future of London.