Madeleine has been working in the housing sector all her life. She is particularly interested in how working collaboratively with residents and other local organisations can make a real difference. She joined the Board in 2011, and became Chair in 2017.
Cha Patel, MBA, is Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee. Cha is Deputy Chair of Bromley Healthcare, board member of CityWest Homes and director of Igloo Consultants. Cha joined the board in 2012 and was a member of the Governance and Personnel committee. Specialising in Corporate Finance, she brings to Gateway expertise in finance and strategy.
Kirsty is Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA). She joined Gateway’s Board in October 2017.
Lolita is a Gateway resident and joined the Board in 2013, having previously served as Vice Chair of the Resident Scrutiny Panel. Lolita understands the issues faced by residents and wants to ensure that these interests are represented at the Board. She also works as a team leader for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Michael Chinn, FCCA CPFA, is the Director of Finance and Resources at CCHA (Croydon Churches Housing Association). He joined the Board in 2016.
Sultana Begum is a teacher and works for Greenwich Council. As a Gateway tenant, Sultana was a member of the Scrutiny Panel and joined Gateway’s Board in January 2017.
Trevor has held senior operational positions with specialist national providers working with older people. He joined the Board in 2016.
Mark Miles Lea
Mark has worked in the housing association sector for over 25 years, specialising in development. Most recently he was Executive Director for Development & Sales at Optivo. He joined Gateway’s Board in 2018.
Helen Cope has worked in housing since 1976. She was Chief Executive of the East Thames Group in East London, a former chair of the National Housing Federation and Stratford Development Partnership, and until 2017 Chair of Yarlington Housing Group in Somerset. She’s well respected across the housing sector and has written extensively on housing and public policy. She joined Gateway’s Board in 2018.