Prima PHA Board
Paul Smith (Group Chair)
Glen Lewis (Group Vice-Chair)
Glen spent over 25 years in the Social Housing Sector latterly as Director of Housing for an RSL in the West Midlands and has been a Board Director within the sector for over ten years. Glen is currently UK Account Director at Mobysoft Systems, using his housing & IT skills to benefit a wide range of social housing customers. Glen is our Board’s Vice-Chair and sits on Prima’s FAC committee.
Councillor Ian Francis
Marie is a Chartered Town Planner with over 25 years’ experience leading some of the major regeneration schemes across the North West and west Midlands. She was recently Head of Physical Regeneration at Wolverhampton and is currently Assistant Director, Growth and Housing at Wigan Council. Marie is a Member of the Group Board and the Commercial Board and sits on Prima’s CSP committee.
PRIMA LCH Board
Councillor Anita Leech (Board Chair)
Anita is a Councillor for Leasowe & Moreton East Ward and Member of the Combined Authority Scrutiny Panel. Anita works closely with the Director for Public Health as the Council’s Champion for Zero Tolerance to Domestic Abuse, she trained as a psychotherapist and has worked within the areas of abuse for over 13 years, including fund raising to support victims and survivors. Anita is also Chair of the Planning Committee, a school governor at a local primary and nursery school and sits on many community committees. Anita is Chair of LCH and is a Member of the Group Board.
Tony Dunne (Board Vice-Chair)
Tony has over 35 years’ experience in Housing Associations across the North West. His roles and responsibilities have been varied; including Chief Executive, Group Director and Managing Director, involving a spectrum of working environments from general housing need, supported housing and commercial residential accommodation. Recently Tony has become actively involved in the private sector in developing and promoting digital solutions to property compliance and safety. Tony is also a fellow of the Charted Institute of Housing. Tony is a Vice-Chair of the LCH Board and a Member of the Group ODG Committee.
Louise has lived in Leasowe from childhood and has always been involved in local activities, volunteering in the community café, local dance club, local job club and various fundraising events. Louise if a Member of the LCH Board.
Dave has 24 years’ experience with Liverpool City Council as Principal Mechanical Engineer, Head of Planned Maintenance and Strategic Client Manager. Dave is involved with the NHS as Deputy Chair Wirral GP Federation, Deputy Chair Wirral Patients and Member of Wirral CCG Operations Committee. Dave is a Member of the LCH Board and a Member of the Group CSP Committee.
Wendy has been a social housing tenant for over twenty years. She first became involved when attending a training course in Leasowe. Wendy is a Member of the LCH Board.
Marcus is Director of Governance at the Sovini Group. He has a Bsc Hons Degree in Governance and has 12 years’ experience of working within housing at a senior management level. Prior to this he has 15 years’ experience working for a number of Local Authorities. Marcus also acts as company secretary for a number of companies and is a governor at a Liverpool primary school. Marcus is a Member of the LCH Board and a Member of the Group ODG Committee.
Phil began his career at the Audit Commission before moving into Internal Audit and then Operational and Enterprise Risk in both the Public Sector and in Financial Services. He has led teams, developed frameworks and provided ER subject matter expertise in some of the most important businesses in the region. Phil is a Member of the LCH Board and a Member of the Group FAC Committee.
Wayne is a highly experienced asset management professional with over 20 years in the social housing sector holding senior leadership and management positions in a number of housing organisations. He is a qualified Building Surveyor and Project Manager with good strategic asset management knowledge and a track record of developing innovative, clear and robust plans to drive exceptional service improvements that support the business goals and meet the expectations of customers. Wayne is a Co-opted Member of the LCH Board.
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience. He is currently working as the Group Finance Director for a regional property development and management company supplying private rented accommodation. Andrew also volunteered as a Board Member for 17 years with another Wirral based Housing Association. Andrew is a Co-opted Member of the LCH Board and a Member of the Group FAC Committee.
Adrian is a former political economy & history lecturer, has been a Wirral councillor for 22 years, served on Merseyside Police Authority, was Wirral’s Central Services cabinet member for several years, presently chairs Audit & Risk Management and Employment & Appointments Committees, and is a school governor. He was North of England Regional Official for UCU until retirement. Once an active sportsman, he now accompanies an elderly dog on relaxed walks. Adrian is a Member of the LCH Board.
Prima Commercial Board
Maggie Sparks (Chair)
John reports directly to the Prima Group Board and has overall responsibility for delivering the Group’s Corporate Strategy and is accountable for Prima Group, Pierhead Housing Association, Leasowe Community Homes and Pierhead Commercial. John is also an Executive Member on the Group’s Commercial Board.
Adam commenced work with NatWest based in the Midlands ahead of a move to London to work at the Bank’s Corporate Head Office. From here he took up a Senior Relationship Management role in Manchester. Adam then became Finance Director of a mid-sized family business and strategically took them through an exciting growth phase in property development ahead of establishing his own construction business. Adam has also Co-founded a Biotechnology business based over at Sci-Tech Daresbury where he remains on a part-time basis alongside his other property related activities.
Chris is a Chartered Surveyor and is Managing Director of Portier Investment & Development. He has over 30 years’ experience in construction, property and development in the UK and abroad. Chris is a Member of the Commercial Board and sits on Prima’s FAC committee.