The Board

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 over 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.


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.


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.


Christine joined the Board of Trustees in September 2020.

Christine was born, brought up and educated in Hull, and has lived here for most of her life. This has given her great knowledge of the area and an insight into many of the nuances that make Hull such a great place to live as well as some of the challenges faced by residents. She became a voluntary Trustee to play a hands on role in delivering high quality neighbourhoods for local residents.

Christine has recently retired from a health science career during which she was also a works council representative and a pension scheme trustee.

Christine also brings experience of Charity governance and has previously been involved in setting up and Chairing the Board of trustees of a small charity, offering humanitarian and educational support to children and young people in Burundi.

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