Board Members


  • Maria Byrne
  • Joe Waters
    Vice Chair
    Chair of Staffing & Remuneration Committee

    Chief Executive Officer of a local almshouse charity. Has worked in housing for over 15 years, across housing associations and local authorities, working closely with older people and specialising in leasehold management as well as other forms of affordable housing.

  • Ann Schofield

    Tenant of Broadway Park Housing Association (BPHA) since 1998. Retired with grown up son and daughter. Previous Board Member of BPHA for 9 years until 2009 including serving as Chairman for 3 years.

  • Laurie Wright
    Chair of our Development Committee

    An affordable housing development specialist with 12 years' experience. Currently working as a Development Programme Controller for a national housing association.

  • Jan Lewis

    Formerly Head of IT for a national housing association with 20-plus years' experience in ICT service provision, including data protection, 10 years at management team level. Following early retirement I worked as a life/career coach and spent five years as a trustee for a local Foyer.

  • Yogesh Vadgama

    I began my career as a Building Surveyor in London. I have acted as a client and contractor for a number of registered providers in London, Bristol, Bournemouth and Hampshire and overseen a variety of projects from quality assurance, risk management, inner city regeneration, development, and strategic planning. I am currently the Head of Asset Management at Magna Housing Limited delivering a new Supply and Investment Strategy aligned with Customer Experience and Service Transformation.

  • Michael Owen

    I am a partner for a south coast firm of solicitors and have specialised in housing management law for over 20 years. I have previously advised tenants and private landlords but for the last 18 years have advised social landlords. I am passionate about the sector and have known and worked with Sandbourne and its previous organisations for many years.

  • Bill Law
    Chair of Audit, Finance & Risk Committee

    Recently retired Chartered Accountant and audit partner in a large regional firm of chartered accountants, with many years' experience of acting for and advising businesses in the third sector including housing associations.

  • Steve Hayes

    Started work as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor from school in a private housing building company then served as Police Officer. Worked in Social Housing for the last 40 years starting at the reception desk on the Council Estate he was brought up on. Worked in both Local Government and Housing Associations. Retired as CEO of Sandbourne in 2019. Has served on the Board of Willow Tree Housing since 2020.

  • Ashleigh Johnston

The Board shall consist of between five and twelve Members (including co-optees) as may be determined by the Board. Three Board Members shall form a quorum.

In accordance with the National Housing Federation Model Rules 2011, adopted by Sandbourne on 15 May 2013, all Members serve a maximum term of office of nine years from the date that were first elected at an Annual General Meeting.

All contact to Board Members to be made via the registered office:

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See also…
Staff & Our Structure