Parasol Homes Board

About Tina Barnard

Chair of the Board

About Tina Barnard

Tina is a qualified accountant who has worked in social housing for over 30 years. She is currently Chief Executive at Watford Community Housing, which provides housing and support to 6,000 households in South-West Hertfordshire. She has been Finance Director for three different housing providers, the first of which was New Era Housing Association (now Dimensions) which provides personalised social care for people with learning disabilities and autism. She has also been on the board of various not-for-profit organisations so as well as strong housing and financial skills, she brings strong governance skills to the board.


About Ben Harrison

About Ben Harrison

Ben is a highly experienced and committed housing professional who has worked in the housing sector since 1990 for local authorities, housing associations and charities. He has primarily worked in the supported housing sector and occupied roles in asset management, property development, housing management and strategy and policy development and my most recent post was that of Managing Director of Forward Housing, a housing charity and part of the Thera group of companies.

He is passionate about ensuring that tenants get the best possible service and are given the opportunity to live in quality accommodation, one that provides them with a home that genuinely meet their needs.


About Shendi Keshet

About Shendi Keshet

Shendi is a qualified accountant who emigrated from Canada and has experience as a Finance Director, in both the private and public sectors and within the housing sector, most recently at a large housing association in the south west of England. Shendi is a speaker at a national level and writes articles in the housing sector press. With a particular interest in developing risk management frameworks and enabling businesses to create and integrate social value reporting within traditional financial reporting frameworks, she is keen to explore new software which supports new ways of gathering data, enabling the automation of such reporting. 

Shendi has many years’ experience working on boards, enabling businesses to thrive, working at both international and national levels.  


About Darren Levy

About Darren Levy

Darren has over 30 years experience delivering and leading housing, property, asset management and development services across public, private and charitable sectors. He spent several years as a consultant and interim executive, working with a range of Registered Providers across the UK delivering business change and transformation.


Over the last 15 years has also held a range of non executive roles within third sector and housing organisations.



About Darren Levy

Darren has over 30 years experience delivering and leading housing, property, asset management and development services across public, private and charitable sectors. He spent several years as a consultant and interim executive, working with a range of Registered Providers across the UK delivering business change and transformation.


Over the last 15 years has also held a range of non executive roles within third sector and housing organisations.

About John Donnelly

About John Donnelly

John is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Secretary with nineteen years' experience in financial services across Funds, Private Equity and Professional Practice in the United Kingdom, Bermuda and the Channel Islands. He has 11 years’ experience as a Director, both Executive and Non-Executive, primarily within onshore and offshore Funds, but also charity and service companies.

About Emma Briggs

About Emma Briggs

Emma moved into the Housing sector 4.5 years ago, after a 12 year career in global buying roles in industrial distribution. She passionately believes that the Housing sector offers many opportunities for people to work alongside brilliant, committed and likeminded others to make a real impact on the lives of tenants. She is Chair of the G15 Procurement Leadership Group, where members come together to share best-practice and explore opportunities for collaboration across London’s biggest Housing Associations.

 She is also an Advisory Board member for ProcureCo, the UK’s first Early Market Engagement platform and is heavily involved in the setting up of the first National Housing Procurement Association, offering collaboration and best-practice sharing across all Housing Associations.

 



About Emma Briggs

Emma moved into the Housing sector 4.5 years ago, after a 12 year career in global buying roles in industrial distribution. She passionately believes that the Housing sector offers many opportunities for people to work alongside brilliant, committed and likeminded others to make a real impact on the lives of tenants. She is Chair of the G15 Procurement Leadership Group, where members come together to share best-practice and explore opportunities for collaboration across London’s biggest Housing Associations.

 She is also an Advisory Board member for ProcureCo, the UK’s first Early Market Engagement platform and is heavily involved in the setting up of the first National Housing Procurement Association, offering collaboration and best-practice sharing across all Housing Associations.

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