Our Board

Our Board currently comprises 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

    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: Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee.

  • Andrew Wiseman March 2017

    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: Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee.

  • John Bruton

    John Bruton

    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.

  • Martin Huckerby March 2017

    Martin Huckerby

    Martin is retired having spent 25 years as Finance Director of a major housing association. He is committed to the sector and its objectives and remains active as a consultant/Interim Finance Director as well as undertaking Non Exec roles.


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    Omadevi Jani

    Oma is Not-for-Profit (NfP) Technical Senior Manager at Grant Thornton UK LLP. A member of the NfP Leadership Team, she leads on technical accounting, auditing and regulatory matters for the firm, with a focus on social housing, education, and charity sector clients. Oma qualified with the firm as a Chartered Accountant in 2012 and holds a number of external appointments, most notably as a member of the Housing Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) Working Party and ICAEW Social Housing Committee. Oma is passionate about social housing and the communities they support.

    Committee membership: Audit & Risk Committee.

  • Jo Lavis

    Jo Lavis

    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

    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 Rutledge March 2017

    Robert Rutledge

    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.

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