Our Board is comprised of 8 non-Executive Board members, including one Hastoe resident.
Members of the Board have ultimate accountability for how Hastoe is run, including setting overall strategy, approving financial plans, and monitoring strategic and operational performance.
They delegate some of their responsibilities to three committees, each of which comprises a smaller number of Board members. These are the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. The Board delegates responsibility for Hastoe’s day-to-day management to the Chief Executive and their Executive Team.
Non-Executive Board members are remunerated for their services to Hastoe and further details can be found in our published financial statements.
Lindy Morgan (Chair)
Lindy Morgan joined Hastoe’s Board in March 2022 and was appointed Board Chair in May 2022.
She has over 30 years’ experience in housing and has held a range of executive and non-executive positions. She has also experienced homelessness and been a tenant of both a local authority and a housing association. Lindy has a deep commitment to community and customer engagement.
Lindy also has a wealth of experience in regeneration and new homes development. For 11 years, she was on the Board of Abri Housing Association; 4 years as vice chair and the last 3 years as chair.
Lindy lives in between Bristol and Bath with her husband, dog and elderly mum who they care for.
Committee membership: Nomination Committee (Chair), Remuneration Committee.
Andrew Wiseman OBE (Deputy Chair)
Andrew has been a Board member for several years and was appointed as Hastoe's Deputy Chair in May 2022.
He is a solicitor who specialised in environmental and planning law, prior to becoming General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at a public body where he heads the legal, governance and operational risk teams. He has considerable experience advising housing associations, developers and local authorities. He has been appointed by the Minister of State to chair the Advisory Council of UK Export Finance (ECGD) and previously chaired DEFRA's Contaminated Land National Expert Panel.
Committee membership: Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee (Chair).
John has worked in social housing since 1991. Before retiring in 2022 he was Executive Director of Finance at Stonewater, a housing association managing 33,000 homes for over 75,000 customers across a wide area of England. Prior to that he worked for a major audit firm. He lives in Berkshire and has previously lived in rural Dorset.
Committee membership: Audit & Risk Committee (Chair).
Ashley joined Hastoe’s Board in September 2023. He has a 35-year career in social housing and is Chief Executive of the housing and social justice charity Commonweal Housing. Ashley has set up new housing associations and was for 3 years Chief Executive of the campaigning charity the Empty Homes Agency. In addition to his executive roles Ashley has over 20 years’ experience as a housing association Board member.
Oma is Project Director at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), within the Regulatory Standards Division. Her role entails working across a number of projects relating to the issuing and maintenance of UK and Ireland accounting standards, influencing standard setting and financial reporting developments.
Prior to joining the FRC, Oma was Not-for-Profit (NfP) Technical Senior Manager and Head of NfP Technical at Grant Thornton UK LLP. Her experience at Grant Thornton spanned almost 15 years, which included leading on technical accounting, auditing and sector regulatory matters, with a strong focus on social housing, education, and charity sector clients. Oma qualified with the firm as a Chartered Accountant in 2012 and has held a number of external appointments, most notably as Vice Chair of the Housing Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) Working Party and a member of the ICAEW Social Housing Committee.
Oma is passionate about social housing and the communities they support.
Committee membership: Audit & Risk Committee.
Influenced by the changes in the village where she grew up, Jo Lavis has dedicated her working life to improving the supply of rural affordable housing in the UK.
A planner by profession, she has over 35 years’ experience in assisting governments, local authorities, housing associations and communities to put in place policy and practice that supports rural housing delivery.
Using her experience, knowledge and skills, Jo now works with a range of national groups to campaign for changes in national policy to improve and protect its supply.
In 2012 she helped set up the East Midlands Community Land Trust and was its vice chair until 2021. During the same period, she was vice-chair of the National Community Land Trust Network.
She was appointed to Hastoe's Board in May 2022.
Committee membership: Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee.
Julie Pearce-Martin (resident)
Julie became a Hastoe resident in 2018. She has had a varied career in journalism, the NHS and education sector. She is particularly interested in the provision of rural housing for local people.
Robert has extensive experience in financial services gained from a 42 year career with Allied Irish Bank Plc, most recently as Chief Credit Officer for the Bank's UK Division. Robert is also a member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland.
Committee membership: Audit & Risk Committee.