Executive Team



Claire has a career in social housing spanning over 30 years. She is an experienced leader and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Claire joined PFH in 2013 and since then it has been her mission for PFH to stay true to our values, be more than ‘just a landlord’ and to deliver exceptional homes and services to people living in our local communities, in their later life. They deserve the best.

Claire’s role is to support the Charity’s governing board and to support the achievement of PFH’s Corporate and Financial Plans. To do this, Claire works alongside her team members ensuring they have the skills, experience and tools to do great work. Importantly we aim to work in a way that enables resident’s voices to be heard, and to influence how we do things.

She is really proud of all PFH has achieved to date.

Outside of her role at PFH, Claire is an experienced non-executive Director, a busy Homemaker, and a half-hearted Gym Go-er!



Lish joined Pickering and Ferens Homes in June 1993 and has held a number of financial roles before becoming Business Services Director.

As well as being PFH’s chief financial officer, Lish also leads on financial planning, treasury management, performance, HR and IT services.

Qualified as a chartered management accountant with a background in the not for profit sector, Lish joined us from Together Housing Group (Harewood Housing Society Ltd) where he was a finance officer; prior to this he worked at Auker Rhodes LLP and has served as a member of the Risk and Assurance Committee at Yorkshire Housing Group.



Richard joined PFH in December 2021 and has a huge amount of experience in housing. Richard has previously worked for West North West Homes as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Housing, prior to launching his own consultancy business. Whilst he hails from South Yorkshire, Richard has close links with the local area, having previously worked for the Humber Bridge Board.

Richard leads our resident and property services teams and has overall responsibility for a wide range of PFH’s work; ensuring we uphold our high standards whilst delivering excellent services. He is passionate about ensuring our residents receive the best services and live in good quality and safe properties that they are proud to call their home, and believes that listening and acting on residents views is a fundamental way of achieving this.

Outside of work, Richard has a wife, son and daughter and enjoys walks in the countryside, going to music gigs and is a long suffering Sheffield Wednesday season ticket holder!