About Us – Board & Exec Team

Meet the board overseeing Prospect’s plans, strategy and direction.

 Our Board is responsible for setting the overall strategy for the Company, financial planning and monitoring and taking an overview of our performance.

Some of the Board’s responsibilities are delegated to other committees, such as those for Operations, Audit, and Appointments and Remuneration.
The Senior Leadership Team have responsibility for scrutinising the Company’s performance. Executive Committee meetings are held to review Board papers and to review operational matters.

Bernadette Nolan

Bernadette Nolan

Acting Chair of the board, Non-Executive Board Member

Throughout her working career, Bernadette has developed housing, homelessness and tenancy related strategies as well as performance management frameworks. She also has extensive experience of service planning and project management; having the skills to analyse, prioritise, plan and set targets and objectives. Bernadette is a strategic thinker with the skills to understand practical application. She has led and been involved in policy development, service reviews and improvement planning.

Arif Chohan

Arif Chohan

Non-Executive Board Member

Arif worked at the Home Office via the Gwent Race Equality Council, as its Director, responsible for ensuring compliance with the Race Relations Act 1976. He has a varied background in community arts, youth and community development and experience of working with diverse communities. He has experience in national and local policy development and political engagement and is a former board member of Aston University. He is a trained trainer in community development, equality, and policy development. He brings to the Board a lively interest in housing issues, homelessness, anti-social behaviour, gangs and violence, domestic abuse, and identifying and meeting the needs of people.

Javid Kika

Javid Kika

Non-Executive Board Member

Javid is a local businessman with a successful printing company based in inner city Birmingham. He has keen business acumen and enthusiasm for new and innovative solution-focused thinking. Javid is keen to put something back into the community and is an active member of various charity boards across Birmingham.

Rafik Ghumra

Rafik Ghumra

Non-Executive Board Member

Rafik is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 30 years of experience in managing the finances of housing associations, funding and property management. He is currently employed by Tuntum Housing Association as Director of Finance and Risk. Rafik has experience in the management of change through the introduction of computerised systems and successful transition from one system to another. An effective negotiator successful in securing appropriate terms for the benefit of the business, Rafik is familiar with managing a diverse team and in meeting increasingly demanding targets and the Regulatory challenges that Housing Associations face.

Pat Riley

Pat Riley

Non-Executive Board Member

Pat is an experienced development consultant, project manager and former executive director for development at Castle Vale Housing Action Trust. Pat enjoyed a long career in the social housing sector until her retirement in 2017 but has since retained her interest in the sector and continues to use the skills and knowledge acquired over many years to contribute to the provision of housing for the most vulnerable members of society in the current housing crisis. Pat has held non-executive Board member roles in various Housing Associations including Bromford Housing Group. She has a good understanding of the compliance and regulatory framework for Registered Providers of housing.

Sharon Gilligan

Sharon Gilligan

Non-Executive Board Member

Sharon has over 30 years’ experience of improving services and outcomes for customers in the social housing sector working in Local Authorities, Registered Providers and a Housing Action Trust. As the Director of Housing Services at Mercian Housing Association she was involved with the decision to join a group structure and lead on the transition of services to Circle Housing in 2011. At Castle Vale Housing Action Trust she contributed to the widely acclaimed holistic regeneration of the estate, which delivered improved and new homes, a safer community and a better quality of life for residents. She also worked as a consultant engaged in supporting organisations across the West Midlands and London. She has recently widened her experience and is currently a Programme Manager at West Midlands Police implementing transformational change programmes of work.

Vicki McDerrmott

Vicki McDerrmott

Interim Chief Executive

Vicky has a background in health, social care and housing and was previously Chief Executive of a Housing and Support organisation-Papworth Trust. Vicky is is very passionate about customers and about making a difference. Vicky has a young daughter and loves spending time with the family.

David Homer

David Homer

Financial Director

David is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience across the not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution sectors. He prefers to work for good causes within the charity sector. More recently, as Head of Finance for 6 years, he was part of the senior leadership team of a charitable independent fostering agency providing services from 4 regional offices within England. During his tenure the charity doubled in size. Prior to this David worked in a similar role for a drug treatment charity providing services for the borough of Dudley, West Midlands. He has worked within the housing sector in the past, albeit for a short period. He has worked as a volunteer for Age UK Dudley visiting an old person suffering from dementia. David is a family man who has always lived within the Black Country, West Midlands. His interests include sport and music.

Helen Scullard

Helen Scullard

Interim Executive Director of Operations

Helen has more than 30 years in housing, care and support, having been inspired to work in the field by voluntary work with homeless people. Previously she worked at City of Wolverhampton Council. Outside work Helen is a keen gardener and loves fitness and dancing

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Prospect Housing is an RP (registered provider) providing high-quality accommodation and holistic support for people at risk of homelessness across Birmingham & Telford.

CONTACT
  • Prospect Housing Limited, 3 Cuckoo Wharf, 427 Lichfield Road, Birmingham, B6 7SS
  • Reception (0121) 444 7408
  • Support (0121) 443 4695
  • hello@prospecthousing.net
Office Opening Times

09.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday
​09.00 am – 5.00 pm Tuesday
12.30 am – 5.00 pm Wednesday
09.00 am – 5.00 pm Thursday
​09.00 am – 4.00 pm Friday

Closed – Saturday and Sunday

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