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Resources Committee

Julian Crane (Chair)Crane julian

Term: 8 November 2017 to 7 November 2021

Currently, Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management at NGA Human Resources, a £500m turnover global HR software and services company, providing independent and objective assurance to the Board on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls across the organisation.

School governor at Grove Road Primary School for eight years, providing support and challenge to the school and holding school leaders to account for school performance and pupil outcomes;  four years as Chair of Governors; previously Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee.

Trustee Director of Company Pension Schemes, managing defined benefit schemes and £200m investment portfolio.

Qualified Chartered Accountant combining commercial acumen and strong attention to detail.


Sue Collings (CEO)

Executive Board


Vivek DevDev vivek

Appointed 8 November 2017

Former Chief Executive Officer of Media Services Division, Telephonica. Currently non-Exec Director and strategist. Knowledge of finance, business, leadership, educational improvement, HR, risk management, data handling, technology.

Reveal Systems and Beard Construction.

Partner Investor - Octopus Ltd.

Mixture of Digital businesses and traditional businesses.

Working with other board members and Chair to devise future strategies of companies. Investing in start-ups as they seek additional funding.


Janis Donald (Chair of Trustees)

Executive Board


Matthew GibbsGibbs matthew

Appointed 8 November 2017

Board Director of DP9 Ltd. DP9 Ltd is a company that he founded along with 8 (hence the name) others in April 2004. A planning consultancy providing town planning advice to clients in relation to their property holdings mostly in central London.

The practice has advised / is advising on some of the most high profile development projects in London, including Bishopsgate Goodsyard, Earls Court, Canary Wharf estate, Paddington Basin, Battersea Power Station, Canada Water, Elephant & Castle.


Andrew KingAndrew King

Appointed 29 January 2020

Director and owner of Lennons Solicitors, a regional law firm with offices in Buckinghamshire, employing over 40 staff.

Qualified solicitor, specialising in dispute resolution, with a particular interest in high value commercial litigation, contentious probate, and serious injury cases.

Recommended by Legal 500 as 'a first-class litigator, robust in dealings with opponents, tenacious in securing good results for his clients and a very good communicator'.

In April 2020, having acted in one of the first "virtual" trials conducted in England and Wales, authored and self-published on Amazon, The Virtual Workspace: 50 Tips for Effective Video Conferencing.


Rob Lane

Appointed 8 November 2017

Group Commercial Director for Clarion Housing Group, the UK's largest registered housing provider with 125,000 homes. Joined Clarion in November 2016, at the time of its formation from merger, as Commercial Finance Director.

A qualified accountant, promoted to the Group Executive in early 2019,  responsible for Clarion's subsidiary organsiations - Clarion Response, Grange and House Exchange as well as leading on Clrion's PRS & Commercial Asset portfolios.

Also leads on strategic asset management, including regeneration, disposal, mergers and acquisitions.


Rod Gibberd (COO)

Executive Board

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