Board of Management


C&C is governed by a Board of Management that meets regularly to ensure that the organisation is well managed and responds to the needs of residents and service users.

Mr P Walters

Chair of the Board

Peter has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the housing, health and social care sectors, and is an independent consultant.

He is a Board Member with a number of organisations, including - Housing Justice and Homes for Lambeth.

Peter was formerly Chief Executive at English Churches Housing Group, First Wessex Housing and VIVID Homes, and a held a position on the Board for the National Federations of ALMO’s.

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Mr J Teare

Group Chief Financial Officer, C&C Board Member (ex officio), C&C Innovations Ltd Board Member, C&C Construction Services Ltd Board Member

Jo Teare joined C&C as Group Chief Financial Officer in January 2018. Jo is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years of experience in senior positions in construction and development and has worked for a number of recognised house builders including Fairview, Bovis and Barratt.

Jo is pleased to join C&C and to be involved in delivering its exciting strategy.

In his spare time, Jo devotes himself to his family and three children and participates in various sporting activities.

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Dr J Desai

Board Member, Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Janine Desai was appointed to the Board in February 2018 and also chairs the People, Performance and Change Panel. Following an early career in NatWest Consultancy and Goldman Sachs, she specialized in HR, developing her experience across the entire range of HR activities. She has held senior roles in a variety of industries within blue-chip organisations including the Dixons Group, Tchibo, Brambles Group and most recently Hilton Worldwide, where she was HR Director, UK & Ireland.

After twenty years’ experience in HR leadership roles she now provides Executive Coaching services running her own consultancy Outside Partner Ltd. Janine earned her MBA and PhD from Manchester Business School / University of Manchester. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

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Ms J Ashley

Chief Executive, C&C Board Member (ex officio), C&C Innovations Ltd Board Member, C&C Construction Services Board Member, Member of all Panels and Committees

Julia Ashley joined C&C in July 2008. She is C&C Construction Services Ltd and C&C Innovations Ltd Director.

Julia's previous experience includes front line emergency care services; management of community care services, organisational development; voluntary sector service management, and development. Julia has an MBA from the Open University.

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Mr T McClymont

Board Member, Chair of the Group Investment Committee, Member of the Group Risk & Audit and Group Nominations & Remuneration Committees

T McClymont is a professional and experienced executive with 34 years of independent operation. Whose area of focus is on the UK construction and residential property sector.

He has had high level performance in execution, advisory role, fiduciary capacity as well as supervisory role for end user organisations. His career was marked by the establishment, funding and management of companies in an entrepreneurial manner for growth, profitability, and market success.

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Mr P Insuli

Board Member, Chair of C&C Construction Services Ltd, Chair of Service Scrutiny Panel, Member of the Group Risk & Audit and Group Nominations & Remuneration Committees

Phil Insuli joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2015 and is the link Board member with the Resident Scrutiny Panel. He has a professional background in Environmental Health and spent a decade at the Audit Commission as an inspector of public services, including housing providers.

He works as an interim manager, trainer and management consultant and is a Lay Panel Member for the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Mr B Matthews

Board Member, Member of the Group Investment and Group Risk & Audit Committees

Bruce Matthews spent almost his entire 40 year career in the banking industry, with the last 15 years in the commercial real estate finance sector.

Between 2006-2013 he was General Manager of Deutsche Postbank’s London Branch with responsibility for the loan origination activities in respect of Commercial Real Estate lending, having previously been responsible for loan syndications and then Head of Credit.

Since February 2014, Bruce has developed his own consultancy practice and has a number of consultancy roles in the Commercial Real Estate sector.

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Mr P Shipley

Board Member, Member of the Group Investment and Group Risk & Audit Committees, Member of People Performance & Change Panel

Paul Shipley joined the Board in October 2017.  He was Chief Information Officer at Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service.  Paul was responsible for digital and IT services to over 40,000 users, including judges and magistrates as well as staff, across England and Wales.

As Director of Solution Delivery at the Metropolitan Police Service, he deployed mobile technology and body worn video to all frontline officers and led the exploitation of digital applications and CRM systems.  Prior to this, he held senior roles at Capita, Fujitsu, BT and PA Consulting Group.

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Ms N Wilden

Board Member, Chair of the Group Risk & Audit Committee, Member of the Group Nominations & Remuneration Committee

Nicky Wilden joined the Board in January 2020 and is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in the real estate sector.

She has substantial previous experience as a non-executive board member, including a vice-chair role at Origin Housing Association and at London & Continental Railways Ltd, a company owned by the Department for Transport, where she was also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Her executive roles have included corporate finance director of an Aim listed property development company, CFO of one of the largest private property investment companies in the UK and director in the corporate finance teams of two of the top global property service providers.

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Mr S Burns

Board Member,  Member of the Group Nominations & Remuneration Committee

Stephen Burns is the Executive Director for Care and Communities at Peabody, one of London’s largest and oldest housing associations and charities. He joined Peabody in 1998 and is responsible for Peabody’s care services supported housing business as well as the work of its community foundation. Prior to joining Peabody, Stephen worked in training and employment and was a director of a national training company from 1993 to 1997.

Stephen is also a trustee of London charitable organisations including Trust for London, House of St Barnabas, and chair of United St Saviours Charity.

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