PFH is directed and led by our Board of Trustees. The Board are responsible for ensuring PFH is well governed. The Board of Trustees’ register of declarations of interest is available upon request.
Pete Stones joined the Board of Trustees in July 2015 and currently sits as our Chair.
Pete brings with him 25 years of experience from the social housing sector, which is hugely important to Pickering and Ferens Homes as it continues its journey to provide excellent quality homes and services.
He is an asset management, construction and regeneration specialist and is passionate about bringing his expertise to the Board at PFH.
Pete became a voluntary Trustee to put something back into the sector and help us to continue to deliver the quality of homes and neighbourhoods our residents enjoy.
COUNCILLOR PETER ALLEN
Councillor Allen joined our Board of Trustees in May 2011.
Councillor Allen is a Labour Party representative and was first elected to Hull City Council in June 2004.
He represents the Pickering ward and is a member of a number of Council Committees including the Planning Committee and the Appeals Committee. He also chairs the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure Committee.
Councillor Allen not only brings his local government knowledge to our Board but also 25 years’ experience in industrial relations gained in the merchant navy. Prior to his retirement Councillor Allen worked for Birds Eye, was a bus driver for Hull City Transport for 13 years and served 25 years as a Full Time Officer with the Transport & General Workers Union.
Godfrey joined our Board of Trustees in May 2011.
Godfrey is an experienced chartered accountant and currently acts as financial director of Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Limited. Prior to Godfrey’s semi-retirement he owned his own accountancy practice in Hessle. He is a fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Godfrey has 28 years’ experience of senior positions within the UK bus and coach industry. He was a co-owner of East Yorkshire Motor Services Limited and the sole owner of National Holidays Limited. He was also a former founder shareholder and director of Prism Rail Plc.
Godfrey also acts as Treasurer of the Hull, Beverley Borough and Holderness Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a member of the Rotary Club of Humberside.
He enjoys travelling, particularly by train, and has visited many interesting places and has travelled on the railways of many countries including Cuba, Madagascar, India, Canada and most European countries.
He is a keen fan of Hull FC Rugby League Club.
Kate joined our Board of Trustees in July 2018 and is the Chair of our Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Kate is the Deputy Principal of Bishop Burton College and is responsible for their HR, business and commercial services. Kate has worked as a HR specialist for over 35 years predominantly at management level within the Education, Health and Social Care sectors.
Kate joined the Board to fulfil her desire to use her skills and experience to make a contribution to her local area and support the fundamental role effective social housing, such as that provided by PFH, makes in building successful communities.
Paul joined our Board of Trustees in July 2017.
Paul has worked within the social housing sector for over 25 years and began his career at the Housing Corporation within national and regional regulatory and investment roles managing major Local Authority and Regional programmes.
Since then he has held senior level positions within a number of Housing Associations and is currently the Chief Executive of Arches Housing.
DR ANNA FOLWELL
Anna joined our Board of Trustees in May 2019.
Anna is a Consultant Community Geriatrician who works on the elderly care ward at Hull Royal Infirmary, where she treats patients over the age of 80.
In her role with Hull University Teaching Trust and City Healthcare Partnership, Anna also works at the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre; an innovative facility close to our Newbridge Village development. The aim of the community care which Anna provides is to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and help people live independently in their own homes for longer.
Anna was keen to become a Trustee of PFH as she is enthused that we recognise the impact of housing on a persons’ health and wellbeing, and that we are continuously focused on improving the lives of our residents.
Andy joined our Board of Trustees in September 2017 and is the Chair of our Audit and Risk Committee.
Andy has over 14 years of experience within the social housing sector, currently with David Tolson Partnership an independent consultancy providing advice and support to housing associations, charities, commercial businesses and higher education establishments and previously working for the Riverside Group, a national provider of affordable housing with over 50,000 units.
Andy has expansive knowledge of financial accounting, treasury, business planning and management reporting and the provision of financial support for commercial subsidiaries.
Andy originates from Hull and the majority of his family still live locally.
John joined the Board of Trustees in July 2015.
John has been a resident for over 10 years and has previously undertaken reviews of the association’s work as a member of the Resident Led Scrutiny Panel. John was also a member of the Editorial Panel for the association’s resident magazine, People First.
John has been a member of the association’s Resident’s Committee for over 8 years.
Prior to his retirement; John previously worked as an electrician.
In his spare time John tends his allotment garden, is a keen rugby fan and has weekly phone calls with his nephews in Australia.
COUNCILLOR GWEN LUNN
Councillor Lunn joined our Board of Trustees in July 2017.
Councillor Lunn is a Labour Party representative and was first elected to Hull City Council in May 2015. She represents the Newland ward and is the portfolio holder for the Public Health, Prevention and Safeguarding of Adults.
Councillor Lunn is a member of a number of Council Committees including the Health and Well-being Board, Integrated Commissioning Executive Sub Committee and Wyke Area Committee.
Councillor Lunn is also a share holding member of English Church Housing, serves as a Trustee for the Mother Humber, a Trust Governor for the Humber Foundation Trust and Chairs the Trafalgar Street Church Friends Group.
George joined our Board of Trustees in July 2017 and currently sits as our Deputy Chair and the Chair of our Resident’s Committee.
George has been a PFH resident for over 6 years and has previously undertaken reviews of the association’s work as a member of the Resident Led Scrutiny Panel. George is also one of our volunteer Community Navigators.
George is now retired but previously worked as an electrician and prior to this was in the merchant navy.
George also performs Funeral Marshall duties as a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.
Cheryl joined the Board of Trustees in October 2015.
Cheryl Walker has more than 17 years’ experience working in financial and administration roles within local authorities. Since 2008 she has worked for The Lords Feoffees and Assistants of the Manor of Bridlington, a registered charity with a property portfolio of commercial and residential premises.
Cheryl likes to be fully involved in whatever she does, whether it be work or leisure and she became a Trustee to be able to play a part in building on the already high standard of services provided and the improvements made in the lives of Pickering and Ferens Homes’ residents over the years.
Andy joined our Board of Trustees in November 2018.
Andy is the Commercial Director for Avant Homes. Andy is a qualified quantity surveyor and has over 25 years’ experience in the housing development sector. He has supported both private and social housing development programmes.
Andy is proud of his local roots and in particular his family’s historical connection to the city’s fishing heritage. Andy has joined the Board to fulfil his desire to use his skills and experience to make a contribution to his local area and support the fundamental role PFH provides through building successful communities.