HPG finance board

Housing Plus Group has established a new group finance vehicle. The board provides oversight of its activities, primarily the management of the loan portfolio, relationships with external funders and partners and the arrangements for inter-group lending between the Group and its subsidiaries.

Alison HaddenChair

With over 30 years in the housing sector having previously worked for a number of large housing associations culminating in eight years as Chief Executive of Paradigm Housing, Alison has considerable expertise in all aspects of housing.

Whilst at Paradigm, the Development programme grew to over 800 homes per annum and she successfully set up an internal Repairs and Maintenance contracting business employing over 100 technicians.

Specialising in Governance and change management Alison is now a successful interim assisting organisations who find themselves in challenging situations. She believes that a decent, affordable, permanent home is a basic right that everyone should have. 

Gareth EvansBoard member

A retired banking professional, Gareth worked in the banking industry for 42 years principally at Barclays Bank where he was a Corporate Manager. Gareth has particular expertise in business funding with considerable experience in funding residential and commercial property development. He joined the Severnside Board in December 2013.

Rachel BowdenBoard member

Rachel is a self-employed consultant specialising in internal audit and risk management.

With a career in risk and audit spanning over 20 years, Rachel has experience of working for not-for-profit, corporate and public sector organisations.  Rachel is also a trustee at a local care charity as she believes that everyone in our community should be safe, secure and looked after.

Rachel is keen to promote innovation and the sharing of ideas in order to drive the business forward.

Sarah BodenChief executive

Beginning her career as a housing officer, working to ease homelessness, Sarah now has over 30 years' housing sector experience. Sarah was chief executive at Severnside for over 10 years, and under her leadership Severnside grew to become a successful, financially strong and diverse organisation. 

Sarah was appointed chief executive of the Housing Plus Group in 2016. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, the NHF West Midlands Regional Committee and Chair of Shropshire Registered Social Landlord Forum.

Phil IngleFinance director

Phil qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant with multi-national consulting engineers, WS Atkins. He went on to work for Somerset County Council before becoming director of financial services at the newly-formed Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority.

He became finance director of South Staffordshire Housing Association in 2003. During his time with SSHA Phil has been very proud of its growth and excellent delivery of housing services to residents in and around South Staffordshire, in particular the development of Housing Plus Group.

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