PFH is directed and led by our Board of Directors. The Board are responsible for ensuring PFH is well governed. The Board of Director’s register of declarations of interest is available upon request.
Kate joined our Board of Directors in July 2018 and currently sits as our Chair.
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.
DR ANNA FOLWELL
Anna joined our Board of Directors in May 2019 and is a member of our Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Anna is a Consultant Community Geriatrician working with people living with frailty in their own homes, care homes, hospital and local rehabilitation units.
In her role with City Health care partnership Anna is based from the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre; an innovative facility close to our David Lister Drive development. One of the aims of the community care which Anna provides is to help people live and age well with frailty, including living independently in their own homes for longer.
Anna was keen to become a PFH Board Member 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.
Linda joined the Board of Directors in July 2022 and is a member of our Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Linda is the Hull City Councillor for the Drypool ward, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Public Health and a Liberal Democrat Party member.
Linda is also a Board Member for the Hull United Charities.
Pam joined the Board of Directors in July 2022 and is our Board Deputy Chair and the Chair of our Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Pam was previously the CEO of Age UK Hull and East Riding for nearly 10 years and prior to this worked within Age UK for many years.
Pam is also the Chair of the Pinewood Trust charity, which provides activities in a safe countryside environment for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and a peaceful place for older people to visit; helping to combat isolation and loneliness.
Rachel joined the Board of Directors in July 2022 and is a member of our Audit and Risk Committee.
Rachel is a Consultant solicitor for Nexa Law Limited and Blacks Solicitors and also tutors for HYA Training.
Rachel has specialised in all areas of commercial and residential property litigation and landlord and tenant matters for over 16 years. Rachel’s work includes supporting social landlords in complying with relevant protocols and legislation.
Rachel is also a volunteer tutor for Action Tutoring and is a published author of books relating to her area of expertise.
Rupert joined the Board of Directors in July 2022 and is a member of our Audit and Risk Committee.
Rupert was previously the Director of Development & Growth at Incommunities Ltd and has over two decades of senior level experience as a housing development and asset management professional within the housing sector.
Rupert was also a Board Member and Chair of the development company at Ongo Homes for several years and is currently the Vice Chair of Manningham Housing Association.
John joined the Board of Directors in July 2023 and is also a member of our Governance and Remuneration Committee.
John has been a PFH resident for over 5 years and has previously undertaken reviews of the association’s work as a member of the Resident Led Scrutiny Panel and has been a member of the Resident’s Committee since 2022.
Prior to his retirement John was the Manager of the Hull City Council’s Adoption Team, has previously worked as a social worker and a family therapist and was also a member of the Hull IVF Ethics Committee for 26 years.
Cheryl joined our Board of Directors in July 2023 and is a member of our Audit and Risk Committee.
Cheryl is a Liberal Democrat member, the Hull City Councillor for the Derringham ward, the Chair of the Children, Young People, Families and Learning Scrutiny Committee and the Deputy Chair for the Health and Social Well-Being Overview and Scrutiny Commission.
Cheryl is also a Board Member of local organisations the Hull Youth Trust and Kingston upon Hull Education Foundation Trust and a Governor of the Northcott School.
John joined the Board of Directors in July 2023 and brings comprehensive knowledge and expertise gained through over 35 years of housing sector experience, predominately within provision of care and support services to vulnerable people.
John has been the Executive Director of Care and Support for the Riverside Group since 2016.
John is also a Board Member of the Church Homeless Trust and Chair of the National Housing Federation’s Homelessness Steering Group.
Valerie joined the Board of Directors in July 2023 and is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Valerie has been a PFH resident for over 5 years and has previously supported the organisation through undertaking a review of the association’s work as a member of the Resident Led Scrutiny Panel and also joined the Resident’s Committee in early 2023.
Catherine was appointed a PFH Co-opted Committee Member in July 2023 and is a member of our Audit and Risk and Governance and Remuneration Committees.
Catherine brings extensive knowledge and experience to her role having worked in the social housing sector for over 20 years and has been Head of Legal and Governance for Acis Group Limited since 2017.
Catherine has also been a Non-Executive Director of Chartford Housing Ltd since 2021 and joined the board of Governors and Foundation Trust for Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg in July 2023.
Andy, a professionally qualified accountant and company secretary, joined the Board of Directors in September 2023 and is the Chair of our Audit and Risk Committee.
Andy is the Chair and Owner of a property investment company, Chair of a marketing agency and governor of an FE college.
Andy has extensive experience of Chair and CEO roles in multiple organisations in the private and public sectors and has previously held roles as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Finance & Resources Committee for the Leeds Trinity University.