1. Tricia Sheard

    Chair of the Operations Committee

    A retired head teacher, Tricia has more than 30 years’ experience in education.  As a senior leader, she gained vast experience in strategic planning and development in a range of schools including those in extremely challenging circumstances.  As well as being responsible for a multi-million pound budget, she gained much experience in human resources working with professional organisations and trades unions.  She has extensive knowledge and understanding in relation to engaging with regulatory bodies and was committed to ensuring the schools she worked in were effectively integrated into the local community.

    Tricia joined the board at Pennine Housing 2000 and became a board member of the Together Housing Group following the company’s reorganisation.  She is chair of the Operations Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Governance Committee.  She has also been a trustee and vice chair on the Newground Together board. 

    A dedicated and committed professional, Tricia is keen that all tenants and residents have a voice that is heard and that young people in particular are encouraged to make positive contributions to their communities.

  2. Darren Wild

    Chair of Remuneration and Governance Committee

    Darren has a broad range of strategic, operational, and commercial experience, with 30 years specialising in Information Management and Technology.  He is currently the Head of Information Security for Agilisys, one of the country’s leading IT Services companies. Since joining Agilisys he has undertaken several of senior leadership roles in IT Transformation, and Service Delivery.  
    He has also spent several years working in housing, first with Places for People Group, during a period of rapid growth, and then for Wakefield and District Housing from stock transfer to their ‘three star’ audit rating in 2007.

    Darren has worked as an independent consultant to a number of blue-chip companies, advising on IT strategy, service delivery, information security and business process reengineering. 

  3. Michelle Park


    Michelle is a housing professional with nearly 30 years experience in supporting people with housing issues, including time working within the housing policy, welfare benefits and supported housing fields.  She has worked for the National Housing Federation, local authorities and housing associations.

    In 2011 Michelle set up a new business in the north.  A further national business was established the following year - both provide specialist support to older people moving home.

    Michelle was appointed  Board Champion for Diversity at Together Housing in February 2018.

  4. Paul Thomas


    Paul joined the Civil Service where he worked for 13 years in London for Customs and Excise, Treasury and Cabinet Office.  In 1986 he joined the Manpower Services Commission in Sheffield and subsequently worked there and in Birmingham for the Departments of Employment and Education.  
    In 1997 Paul left the Civil Service and joined the third sector where he became Deputy Chief Executive of the Manchester Enterprises group, a not-for-profit group of companies dedicated to the economic development of Greater Manchester.
    In 2006 Paul retired to become a consultant and to enjoy more time for leisure and voluntary activities.  Paul is a trustee of Sheffield Jazz.

  5. Steve Hepworth


    Steve is Chief Executive of Ongo, a regional housing and community investment group based in Scunthorpe. He has worked in housing for over 30 years in both local authorities and housing associations. He has experience in most areas of housing operations and over the years his roles have included estate management, debt recovery, repairs and a variety of management positions.

    Steve led the consultation work that resulted in the tenants of North Lincolnshire Council voting to establish a housing association and the formation of what is now Ongo Homes and has made tenant involvement a priority in his work. He believes passionately that tenants should have meaningful roles in decision making within their landlord organisations and has devolved decision making powers to Ongo’s tenant organisation.

    Steve is an authentic and passionate leader who believes that success comes from working with engaged and positive people. He uses the combined strengths of the different companies in the Ongo Group to provide quality homes, deliver great landlord services and create opportunities to inspire people to reach their potential. Steve is a committee member at Together Housing and is a Trustee of North Lincolnshire Citizens Advice.

  6. George Paterson

    Group Director of Property Services

    George is responsible for stock condition, delivery of maintenance services, investment planning, facilities management, sustainability, partnering and contract procurement.

  7. Graham Waugh


    Graham was elected as Councillor for the Foulridge ward in May 2011. He sits on Foulridge Parish Council and is the Chairman for Colne Area Committee.

    Although now retired Graham was a ship captain for 23 years working for Stena Line and P&O and brings to the Board knowledge of working for a complex organisation which is heavily regulated and a desire to ensure that the Company is viable, offers value for money and provides sufficient rental properties in the Pendle Area.

    Graham was previously a member of the Housing Pendle Board.

  8. Ian Clark

    Group Director of Strategy, Communications and Communities

    Ian is responsible for group strategy, policy and research, communications, marketing, income, customer services, neighbourhood management,  extra care and supported housing.

  9. Michelle Allott

    Group Director of Finance

    Michelle has responsibility for financial accounting, management accounting, business improvement, Value for Money (VfM) and taxation across the Group.

  10. Rob Grigorjevs


    Rob is educated to MSc Level and his background is in local government with specific emphasis on social housing and strategic partnerships. He spent 15 years in various roles with Oldham MBC and Twin Valley Homes in Blackburn. These included management, large scale capital improvements, performance monitoring and the development of choice based letting schemes. He lead and developed the highly successful ‘Oldham Instant Homes’ initiative and the ‘B-with-us’ choice based lettings scheme which is still going strong in Pennine Lancashire after nearly 15 years.

    He worked for a couple of years in the private sector as a Business Development Manager in a fast growing SME and has spent the last 10 years in various roles at Pendle and Hyndburn Councils.

    He is now Programme and Projects Co-ordinator at Burnley Borough Council. Rob was previously a Board Member of Green Vale Homes.

  11. Jackie Waring


    Jackie worked for a number of years as a senior regional personnel manager within the retail sector. Following this she joined Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council as The Access Point Network Manager. Her role here was to manage the five Access Points across Blackburn and Darwen as well as 4 outreach projects.

    The Access Points and the outreach projects were to work with members of the community to assist them back into work, training and further education. This brought her into contact with residents from all corners of the Borough and gave her a good understanding of the barriers that faced some of the residents on a day to day basis.

    She also volunteers as a custody visitor for the Police Commission. This requires visiting cells in the police stations in Blackburn and Burnley unannounced to check on the welfare of detainees. Jackie is also involved in her own area as the chair of the local residents association. Jackie was previously a member of the Twin Valley Homes Board.

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