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.

Owen Ingram

Owen Ingram

Chair of the board, Non-Executive Board Member

Owen is a highly experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director of registered housing providers and health authorities. He has worked in housing, health care and mental health services. As a highly respected interim Chief Executive he has been responsible for leading major change in governance, executive structures and bringing about organisational learning. Owen is passionate about excellence in customer services, providing safe, quality homes for residents and creating positive working environments for staff. He enjoys working with people who share his values. Owen has been appointed by and worked with all the housing regulators in the UK

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.

Bernadette Nolan

Bernadette Nolan

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.

Chan Kataria

Chan Kataria

Non-Executive Board Member

Chan Kataria, OBE is the Group Chief Executive of emh group, a housing and care group with a turnover of £110m, 1,100 employees and over 20,000 homes in management. The group is a major developer of affordable homes and provider of care and support services in the East Midlands. Chan has been in this role since 2004. Prior to this he worked for various local, regional, and national housing organisations. Chan is a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) professional body and a Board member of Housemark. He is also a Board member of a regional Hospice and Further Education college, member of the CBI Regional Council and Honorary Associate at De Montfort University.

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.

John Ghader

John Ghader

Non-Executive Board Member

John has worked in Housing for 34 years both within Local Authorities and Housing Associations and also spent some time working for the Audit Commission and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). John is a Fellow of the CIH and has an MBA from Bradford University. As Group CEO of the Prima Group, John reports directly to the Prima Group Board and has overall responsibility for delivering the Group’s Corporate Strategy and is accountable for the Prima Group, which includes: Prima Pierhead Housing Association (PPHA), Prima Leasowe Community Homes (PLCH) and Prima Commercial (PC). John is also an Executive Member on the Group’s Commercial Board.

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.

Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan

Non-Executive Board Member

Paul has over 18 years experience in senior housing management roles and currently is the Chief Executive of Accent Group, a housing association which provides services and over 20,000+ homes for a diverse range of customers across the North, East and South of the country. He has a successful track record leading both not for profit and commercial businesses, and managing stakeholders through complex organisational change.

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.

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.

Vicky McDermott

Vicky McDermott

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.

Bob Granville

Bob Granville

Interim Executive Director of Operations

Bob has more than 30 years in housing leading a number of housing providers operational activity. He has worked for a variety of housing associations, arms-length management organisations and local authorities in his career so brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into each assignment. Outside of work Bob is a keen follower of rugby, as well as turning his hand to DIY projects around his home.

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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.

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