Our Board

Our Board Members are responsible for our financial strength and performance. They have lots of useful skills and experience to help with this.

Our Board

Neil Braithwaite, The Chair of the BoardNeil Braithwaite, Chair

Neil is Chair of the Service and Performance Committee and board member of The Guinness Housing Association Limited Board. He is also a trustee of Barnardo’s and its pension scheme;  the Chairman of the Brathay Trust; Governor of primary and secondary co-operative academies in Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent; and former Managing Director of the Specialist Retail Businesses of the Co-operative Group.

Contact Neil at chair@guinness.org.uk 

Petter Cotton, Deputy Chair of the BoardPeter Cotton, Deputy Chair

Peter is Chair of Guinness Care and Support Limited Board, Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee, and Chair of The Guinness Housing Association Limited.
He is also a volunteer and ambassador for Florence Nightingale Hospice;  a bereavement counsellor; former Non-Executive Director and member of audit, remuneration and customer service committees with Eurostar; and former MD of Scotrail, Gatwick Express, and Del Monte UK.

Amanda CalvertAmanda Calvert

Amanda is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited,  and member of the Group Audit and Risk committee. She joins our Board from Wulvern Housing Limited.
She is also proprietor of the Quince Consultancy Ltd; a Chartered Engineer; former Vice President of IT risk and compliance at AstraZeneca; and founder of Quince Consultancy.

 

Laure Duhot Board MemberLaure Duhot

Laure is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited,  and member of the Group Audit and Risk Committee. She has a background in investment and property development, fund and asset management, corporate finance and audit and risk.
She is Non-Executive Director of MIC Ltd; former Managing Director, Head of Strategic Capital Management, Grainger plc;  and former Deputy Chair and board member of Thames Valley Housing Association.

John Lougher, Board memberJohn Lougher

John is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, and member of the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee.
He is the Group Land Director of Bovis Homes; a foundation governor at Great Rollright Church of England primary school; and a Chartered Surveyor. He has worked in house building since 2003 and, before that, in property and construction consultancy.

Phil MorganPhil Morgan

Phil is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, and a member of the Service and Performance committee. Phil is a housing specialist, who joined our Board from Wulvern Housing Limited.
He is the Chair of Health Watch Salford; Director of Phil Morgan Ltd; Associate of Ark Training; Associate of Revelation Training; Associate of Investors in Excellence; former Executive Director of Tenant Services at the Tenant Services Authority; and Chief Executive of TPAS.

Mike Petter, Board MemberMike Petter

Mike is Chair of the Health and Safety Committee; a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee; and a board member of Guinness Care and Support Limited, The Guinness Housing Association Limited, and the Group Audit and Risk Committee.
He is Deputy Chair of the Considerate Constructors’ Scheme; a Chartered Engineer; Director and Chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme; Advisory Panel Member with Scottish and Southern Energy Networks; and Management Consultant at Five Dimensional Management Ltd.

Samantha Pitt, Board MemberSamantha Pitt

Samantha is Chair of the Group Audit and Risk Committee, a board member of The Guinness Housing Association Limited, and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
She is also a qualified accountant; Group Treasurer and trustee of all pension schemes for Network Rail; a director of various other Network Rail companies;  Chair of its Charity Panel, and previously worked for the Strategic Rail Authority.

Catriona Simmons, Chief ExecutiveCatriona Simons

Catriona is the Chief Executive of The Guinness Partnership Limited and an executive board member.
She is also a board member for Guinness Homes Limited; The Guinness Housing Association Limited; City Response Limited; Guinness Developments Limited; Guinness Platform Limited; Hallco 1397 Limited; Service and Performance Committee; Health, Safety & Environmental Committee; and Guinness Care & Support Limited.

 

Angela Drum

Company Secretary for The Guinness Partnership Limited.