Meet the board

Tim Brown, Chair

Tim works as an independent Consultant and is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He is a Senior Research Associate in housing and local government, in the Department of Politics, People and Place at De Montfort University. He has recently been involved in consultancy and research projects on affordable housing provision, social housing allocations, homelessness strategies, housing needs of Gypsies and Travellers, and the private rented sector

Chan Kataria OBE, BSc (Hons), FCIH, MBA

Chan is Group Chief Executive of emh group and has been in this role since 2004. Prior to this he held senior level positions in various local, regional, and national housing organisations. He is currently Board member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has over the years represented other trade bodies in the sector, including the NHF, PlaceShapers, and Housemark. He is also Board member of the CBI Regional Council and is Honorary Associate at De Montfort University. In his spare time, he is on the Boards of a Hospice and FE College. Chan was awarded an OBE in 2017 for his services to housing in the East Midlands.

Shabir Ismail

Shabir is the Deputy Principal and CEO of Leicester College. He has worked in the education sector for 26 years in colleges, private firms and a government agency. He is a qualified accountant and has previously worked as a consultant supporting a range of organisations in governance, risk and financial matters. He has a strategic role at the college and is responsible for Student Services (including safeguarding), Marketing, Estates, IT, Finance and Funding.

Gail Puttock

Gail is a highly experienced HR and employment law consultant with over 20 years’ experience within consultancy firms and the health sector. She now works as a self-employed HR consultant providing advice for SMEs on HR and employment relations. She also currently works for the Citizens Advice Bureau, within the foodbanks in the Hinckley area. Gail has in the past, worked in the voluntary and education sectors, and was a parish councillor for two years, helping to improve services in the local community.

Paul Casey BA (Hons)

Paul has more than 40 years’ experience in the social housing sector particularly in asset management and development functions. Currently a Director of an affordable housing consultancy providing development and asset management services to small contractors and developers and a number of social housing providers. He is also Property and Asset Director of Horizon Infrastructure Ltd an Institutional Investment Management Company.

Masaud Subedar

Paul Parkinson


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