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Board Members

Prima PHA
Prima LCH
Prima commercial
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Prima PHA Board

Paul Smith (Group Chair)
Paul SmithPaul is the Chair of Prima Group and has worked in housing for almost 40 years. He is a qualified Executive Coach and is Managing Director of Cloud Coaching Consultancy with experience in assisting organisations tackle operational and governance challenges and works with a number of North West based Housing Associations. Paul is also Chair of NHF Board Members Forum.
Glen Lewis (Group Vice-Chair)

Glen LewisGlen 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
ian-francisIan is a City Councillor for Anfield and Deputy Chair of the Skills and Employment Committee. He is also the Armed Forces Covenant Champion for Liverpool and a member of the Environmental Regulatory Committee. Ian is a Member of the Group Board and sits on Prima’s CSP committee.
Richard Woolfall
Richard WoolfallRichard is a Chartered Surveyor & Asset Director at Your Housing Group. He is a member of the RICS with 13 years of senior management experience in social housing. Richard is a Member of the Group Board and is Chair of Prima’s Customer Service & Performance Committee.
Martin Latham
Martin-LathamMartin Recently retired after more than 40 years working in the financial services sector, predominantly in residential and corporate lending. He has also spent time working with social enterprises and various community based organisations including credit unions. During the most recent 15 years he has specialised in providing finance to Housing Associations, over which period he has held Board appointments with various Housing Associations and an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO). In 2002 he qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and in 2004 he achieved a degree in Housing Professional Studies. Martin is a Member of the Group Board and is Chair of Prima’s FAC committee.
Alison Ramsay
Alison RamsayAlison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Alison is a Member of the Group Board and is Chair of Prima’s Organisational Development & Governance Committee.
James Boyd
james-boydJames is Chief Executive of Stanton Fisher a financial services business. He was the Chair of Weaver Vale Housing Trust and is a member of another Housing Association. James is a Member of the Group Board.
Karen Beddow
karen BeddowKaren is a commercial property litigation lawyer and was in commercial practice for 15 years. Karen is currently practicing law part time, whilst progressing a career in travel and marketing. Karen has experience of Chairing a Board of trustees and was previously a member of two other Boards both in the care industry. Karen is particularly focused on risk and dispute resolution and ensuring that problems that may occur are considered before they do. Karen is a Member of the Group Board and sits on Prima’s ODG committee.
Marie Bintley

Marie Bintley 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.

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PRIMA LCH Board

Councillor Anita Leech (Board Chair)

Anita LeechAnita 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 DunneTony 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 Carter

Louise CarterLouise 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 McGaw

Dave McGawDave 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 Gooley

Wendy GooleyWendy 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 Evans

Marcus EvansMarcus 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.

Philip Wragg

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 McDonald

Wayne McDonaldWayne 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 Paling

tempAndrew 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.

Martin Latham
Martin-LathamMartin Recently retired after more than 40 years working in the financial services sector, predominantly in residential and corporate lending. He has also spent time working with social enterprises and various community based organisations including credit unions. During the most recent 15 years he has specialised in providing finance to Housing Associations, over which period he has held Board appointments with various Housing Associations and an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO). In 2002 he qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and in 2004 he achieved a degree in Housing Professional Studies. Martin is a Member of the Group Board and is Chair of Prima’s FAC committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrian Jones

tempAdrian 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.

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Prima Commercial Board

Maggie Sparks (Chair)
maggieMaggie has 40 years experience in Housing Development and Management. Her career commenced at Merseyside Improved Houses now Riverside. She retired after 20 years as Chief Executive, from Family Housing Association in Birkenhead. Maggie is former Board Member and former Chair of PHA and was elected Chair of Wirral Partnership Homes, now Magenta Living, when transfer of the housing stock took place from Wirral Borough Council. She was also a Founding Trustee of Port Sunlight Village Trust and became Chair in 2007 a position currently held. Maggie is Chair of the Commercial Board.
John Ghader

John-GhaderJohn 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.

Marie Bintley
Marie Bintley 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.
Adam Garner

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 Heath

chris-heathChris 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.