The activities of Pathways are governed by a board of 9 trustees who shape the future direction of our work. The board, when it was that of the Ealing and Brentford Consolidated Charity until 2011, consisted of local residents. We now have almshouses throughout London, and have recruited 8 new trustees since November 2013, giving a board more representative of our current geographic spread.
Mark joined the board in September 2019. Mark leads a family of churches from St Paul’s, Ealing and has done so for 27 years.
He serves on various boards, is the Assistant National Leader for New Wine and a Director of Tearfund.
Janet is a committed and enthusiastic housing professional who is passionate about helping people in need. Janet is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Institute of Leadership Management.
She has extensive housing experience encompassing the private, public and voluntary sector as well as being an established change manager. As a Trustee, Janet brings energy, housing expertise and shares her knowledge and experience in business acumen.
Katherine is a passionate housing professional with a diverse experience in homelessness, welfare reform and regeneration. She is motivated to deliver change and to ensure that housing evolves with the needs of its demographic.
Matthew currently holds a number of non-executive chair and director appointments, across a broad range of organisations. He also advises institutional investors on responsible investment, stewardship and governance and pension schemes on member engagement.
Matthew has worked in roles including CEO, COO and CIO across financial services, legal, health, consulting, regulatory and property in countries including USA, UK, France and Australia. He has a unique view on the development of strategy and how this translates to business planning and organisational management. Matthew holds an MBA from HEC, Paris. In his spare time, he climbs mountains, flies gliders and has a healthy interest in food & wine.
Having worked in both local government and the private sector, Isabella is experienced in leading complex negotiations on residential and mixed-use developments to secure new, affordable homes. Isabella is currently Director at ULL Property, providing affordable housing consultancy and transactional advice, having previously worked at CBRE in a similar role.
Isabella is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and joined the board in May 2019.
She is Chair of the Grants Committee.
Andrea is a strong technical and business professional with a MSc in Construction Commercial Management from the University of Westminster. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in the social housing sector and has extensive knowledge of developing asset management strategies, commercial portfolio management and planned investment programmes.
Andrea is currently the Head of Investment Planning at Catalyst Housing Limited
Andy is both a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Risk Management who specialises in the areas of governance, risk management and internal audit. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK).
With over 30 years’ experience gained across both the public and private sectors, Andy has been the Director of Internal Audit for three of the largest Charities in the UK, a Director within the Governance, Risk and Internal Control teams of both a Big 4 and a Top 10 accountancy firm and the Chief Audit Executive of a large multi-national wholesale distribution company and a FTSE 250 Plc.
He has worked with a number of housing sector clients during his career and has a keen interest in the wider charity sector, especially the need for improved risk management systems and proactive governance and assurance.
Over her paid working years, Alice worked as a clinician and manager in the NHS and in Canada, specialising in services for Older People. Her last full-time job was as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Health and Social Care at Brunel University. She remains a registered Occupational Therapist.
Alice served on the Pathways Board for close to seven years as an ex-officio member representing the Vicar of St John’s Church, Mattock Lane W13. She stepped down from her position as a Trustee in March 2021 but continues to volunteer as a co-opted member of the Grants Committee.
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