NFA Board

Sarita-Marie Rehman-Wall

Sarita-Marie Rehman-Wall

NFA Board Chair & Board Vice-Chair at Nottingham City Homes

Sarita is an outstanding tenant champion with 25 years of experience in the voluntary and community sector. The focus of her work is equality and diversity, social inclusion, advocacy and active citizenship, and she is a passionate supporter of social housing

Mike Ainsley

NFA Board Vice-Chair & Board Chair at Derby Homes

Mike is a retired secondary school head teacher who now works as an education consultant. He is a former local authority councillor and has filled roles in social housing governance for almost two decades with Derwent Living and Derby Homes.

Ainsley Forbes

Ainsley Forbes MBE

NFA Board Director & Board Chair at Lewisham Homes

Ainsley began his career in the social care sector before moving into property development. In 2011 he was appointed MBE for services to social housing. He has served on the boards of L&Q housing association and Tower Homes, and became Chair of Lewisham Homes in 2016.

Jenny Osbourne

Jenny Osbourne

NFA Board Director & Board Chair at Stockport Homes

Jenny was appointed Chief Executive at Tpas, the tenant engagement specialists, in 2014. Her career spans management and HR roles across retail businesses and in the public sector. She joined the NFA Board in 2020.                                                                                                                             

Roger Eastwood

NFA Board Director & Board Chair at Eastbourne Homes

Roger is a chartered accountant and in recent years has held a number of non-executive roles in social housing organisations. He is currently Lay Member, Finance for the NHS Croydon CCC and chairs the boards of NFA members South Essex Homes and Eastbourne Homes.

Tony Gates

Tony Gates

NFA Board Director & Board Chair at Your Homes Newcastle

Tony has been Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority since November 2005. He also serves as a non-executive director of Northumberland Tourism Ltd. and Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust. He joined the NFA Board in 2021.

Steve Bullock

Sir Steve Bullock DL

NFA Board Director & Board Chair at Sutton Housing Partnership

Formerly Mayor of Lewisham and Deputy Chair of the LGA, Steve has also advised London Councils on housing issues and served on the Mayor of London’s Homes for Londoners Board. He is a director of the Housing & Finance Institute and Deputy Lieutenant for Lewisham. He joined the NFA Board in 2019.

David Clowes

NFA Board Director & Independent Board member at Cheltenham Borough Homes

David has lived and worked in the Cheltenham area for more than 25 years. He joined the board at Cheltenham Borough Homes in 2016 when he was also appointed to a seat on its Audit and Risk Committee. From a long career in strategic management in the insurance sector, he brings expertise in governance, audit and compliance. 

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