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, the Pensions Committee, the Finance and Development Committee, a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee and a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited. He is also a trustee of Barnardo’s and its pension scheme; is Chairman of the Brathay Trust; Governor of primary and secondary co-operative academies in Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent.
Contact Neil at chair@guinness.org.uk 

Mike Petter, Board MemberMike Petter, Deputy Chair

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

Amanda CalvertAmanda Calvert

Amanda is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited,  and member of the Health and Safety committee and a member of the Group Audit and Risk committee. Amanda joined the 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 2Laure Duhot

Laure is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, a member of the Group Audit and Risk Committee, a member of the Finance and Development Committee and a member of the Service and Performance Committee.She has a background in investment and property development, fund and asset management, corporate finance and finance. She is Managing Director of Duhot-Consult Limited. Following its merger with MedicX Fund she was appointed a Non-Executive Director of PHP Healthcare PLC, a healthcare REIT listed on the London Stock Exchange. She is also a NED for Inland Homes PLC. In April 2019, she joined Lendlease’s Senior Executive Team in Europe as Head of Investment and Capital Market.

John Lougher, Board memberJohn Lougher

John is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, and member of the Finance and Development Committee and a member of the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee.
He is the Strategic Land Managing 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 and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations 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; and former Executive Director of Tenant Services at the Tenant Services Authority and former Chief Executive of TPAS.

Samantha Pitt, Board MemberSamantha Pitt

Samantha is Chair of the Group Audit and Risk Committee, a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee, of the Finance and Development Committee and of the Pensions Committee. Samantha is also a qualified accountant and pension trustee. She has a background in Treasury, Debt Financing, Investor Relations and Corporate Finance. She left Network Rail at the end of July 2018 where she was Group Treasurer and is now working at Law Debenture as a Pensions Trustee Director.

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; Guinness Housing Association Limited; City Response Limited; Guinness Developments Limited; Guinness Platform Limited; Hallco 1397 Limited; and a member of the Health, Safety & Environmental Committee, and the Service and Performance Committee.

Chris Wilson 2Chris Wilson

Chris is Chair of Guinness Care and Support Limited, a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, a non-voting member of the Group Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Finance and Development Committee. He is a retired professional services partner with KPMG with extensive audit and advisory experience in the public sector. Chris is a board member and Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee for Curo Housing Association and Board and Audit and Risk Committee member of White Horse Housing Association.

Chris Stevens2Chris Stevens

Chris is a board member of Guinness Housing Association Limited. He is the Managing Director of Bouygues UK Residential and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, delivering highly complex projects across a range of sectors ranging from £40 million to £250 million in value.  A Chartered Engineer, Chris has a wealth of commercial and operational expertise in the construction industry and has held Executive Board positions in two other organisations.

Linda Sanders, GCS Board MemberLinda Sanders

Linda was appointed to the Guinness Care Board in December 2014 and is also a member of the Guinness Partnership Limited. She was a Local Authority Corporate Director in the West Midlands and London for 15 years holding Statutory Adults, Children’s Social Care and Housing responsibilities. Formerly, the ADASS Vice President and was Co-chair of the ADASS disability network, Linda is currently an ADASS associate. Linda has undertaken consultancy for Coventry City Council where she chaired the Better Care Programme Board and led the creation of an all age disability service.

Angela Drum

Angela is Company Secretary for The Guinness Partnership Limited.


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