The Board

We are governed by the NCHA Board, which is made up of members from the local community. 

It's our objective to recruit and retain Board members who possess the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to help us set policy and monitor performance most effectively. We recruit new members who best balance the needs of the Board at that particular time. Board recruitment is carried out in accordance with our equal opportunities guidelines and the process is monitored throughout.

Every year the Board reviews the balance of it’s members in terms of equalities and diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience of its membership. We then try to fill any gaps by agreeing recruitment needs and priority training.

The current Board membership is as follows:-


Dr. Nigel Nice (Chairman) BA, DPhil, IHSM
Re-elected to the Board in 2011 and has been Chair since 2006. He is now retired as regional director for NHS Direct in the East Midlands in 2010 after 35 years health service.


Ann McCarthy (Vice-Chair) MA, MCIEH, MCIH
Re-elected to the Board in 2011 and in 2006 became Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Social Work and Professional Practice at Nottingham Trent University.


Graham Carvell (Tenant)
Re-elected to the Board in 2012 and tenant of the Association living in Leicester. He recently retired from the Adults and Housing Department of Leicester City Council.


Carolyn Isaaks FCCA, BSc, MSc
Re-elected to the Board in 2009 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Governance Committee. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting at Nottingham University Business School.


Pradeep Khuti BA
Re-elected to the Board in 2011 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Pradeep has commercial experience gained through his previous directorships and in IT consultancy in the financial sector. At national level he represents the public through his work in disciplinary/tribunal hearings for The Council Of The Inns of Court and The Nursing and Midwifery Council, dealing with issues in relation to the public interest, public safety and the maintenace of standards.


Tony Kay DMS
Re-elected to the Board in 2009. He has been the Business Development Manager with a regional building company, a Senior Development Manager with the Castle Vale Housing Action Trust in Birmingham and Business Development Manager with a large national house builder. He currently works in the private manufacturing sector for a Derby based company.


Michael Khouri-Bent CIH, Dip IVIRM
Re-elected to the Board in 2012 and is Chair of LETS Select, a private subsidiary of NCHA. He has worked in the housing profession since 1985. His most recent experience was with the Housing Corporation as Investment Manager for the East Midlands. He now runs a Nottingham-based, medium sized social-care business employing in excess of 200 local people. A member of the Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners and sits on the Boards of Nottingham's Local Strategic Partnership [One Nottingham] and it's Equality & Fairness Commission.


Lucy Dadge BA, DAM, MBA
Re-elected to the Board in 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Director of Lets Select Ltd. Lucy has spent most of her career in the NHS in provision, system management and now commissioning. She is currently Director of Transformation for NHS Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Groups.


Chaudhari Shajait LL.B (Hons)
Re-elected to the Board in 2010. He has been employed by Nottingham City Council in positions such as Head of Race and Housing, Equality and Diversity Manager and Preventing Violent Extremism. He is currently a self employed businessman.


Steve Worthington ACMA.
Appointed to the Board in 2010. He is a qualified management accountant who has extensive financial, commercial and project management experience in the manufacturing and service sectors, and has spent a number of years in senior positions in further education. He is now involved in interim management and consultancy in the education sector.


Denise Maguire
Appointed to the Board in 2011. She has been involved in the voluntary sector for many years encompassing such attributes as serving as a local Councillor and a Disability Rights adviser to a number of national charities. Indeed her charity work was recognised in 2010 by a national 'Beacon of Hope Award'. Denise is a retired University lecturer in law but still serves on the University of London Inclusive Practice Sub Academic Committee as an external member. She is also a part time project manager for the Citizens Advice Bureau.

    Claire Winfield BA (Hons)
Appointed to the Board in 2013. She trained as a youth and community worker and since graduating in 1992 has spent all of her working life in human services. She has worked with homeless young people, people with learning disabilities and people who use mental health services. Her current role is as CEO at Sight Support Derbyshire.
    Associate Board Members

To assist and support the work of the Board and aid succession planning, the Board has created two posts of non-shareholding Associates, appointed on 12 month service agreements. Associates are not part of the Board and have no voting rights or formal position in the Governance structure of the Association although they attend Board meetings and undertake pieces of work on behalf of the Board.
    Catherine Preece
Appointed in June 2014, Catherine has recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University in Health and Social Care with specialism in leadership and policy. Whilst studying Catherine was also a student ambassador, student mentor and a representative for the School of Social Sciences, as well as working part time. She is also a qualified adult leader for Rainbows which is part of Girl Guiding UK.
    Carri Swann
Appointed in June 2014, Carri is a law graduate from Oxford University who recently completed the LPC at De Montfort University. During her studies she undertook voluntary work for pro bono charity Advocates for International Development, the Oxfordshire Short Term Advocacy Service, and Street Law, and worked for a legal aid funded firm in Nottingham.


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