About Tina Barnard
About Yaseen Khan
Yaseen is one of the co-founders at Allerton Group.
Yaseen has worked in many aspects of Real Estate for over 10 years and was formally a barrister specialising in housing. As a result, Yaseen has a strong understanding of many property related issues that arise out of any transaction, he can quickly analyse the viability and investment strength of the asset. This particular strength has enabled Allerton to source and complete assets in a competitive market place starting with no capital.
As Yaseen was directly involved at ground level of all aspects of growth for the business as well managing the stumbling blocks on the way, this experience places him in a unique position with both an understanding of the property and developments angle as well as the care and support. This long-term sustainable view allows tenants to stay in a property they can truly call home.
About Kunal Dodia
Kunal is the Co-founder of Parasol Homes and responsible for setting the vision for the group. He began his career as a lawyer specialising in contentious and non-contentious insolvent restructuring and corporate M&A. Kunal continued his career heading up the litigation team for one of the UK largest fintech asset-based lenders. Kunal has a passion to innovate the social care and housing sector, building truly diverse teams and make use of technology to deliver excellent value to stakeholders.
About John Turk
On leaving University with a First Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering John became a Royal Engineer where he served for 5 years in The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers and delivered construction projects in Hong Kong, Brunei, Nepal, the Falkland Islands, and Canada. On leaving the Armed Forces John obtained an MBA from London Business School and joined GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals becoming Country Manager for the Balkan Region.
Since then, John has held Managing Director and Chief Executive roles in private asset-based health and social care companies. Between 2016 and 2019 John was Managing Director of Social Housing for the registered charity subsidiary of Clarion Housing Group responsible for 11,000 units of Supported Housing including 6,000 units of Sheltered Housing for older residents and for supporting lease holding residents with learning disability and mental health challenges.
John is a Trustee and Chair since 2015 of the multi award winning Health & Independent Living Support (HILS); a Community Benefit Society which operates across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, West Sussex, and Hampshire delivery services to keep people healthy, happy, and independent in their own homes.
John is a Faculty Advisor at London Business School on their Executive Programmes on Strategy Execution.
John joined the Allerton Group in 2021 and the Board of Parasol Homes in March 2023 and is Group Chief Executive of the Allerton Group.
John is married to Karen and they live in St Albans, Hertfordshire. They have three grown up children and two granddaughters.
I bring a determination to see that vulnerable tenants are well catered for in the housing market and receive the support they require to thrive and live the life they choose to the full.
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 Ben Harrison
He is a highly experienced and committed housing professional and have 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
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.