Madeleine Forster

Madeleine Forster

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

Cha Patel

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.

Gareth Crawford

Gareth Crawford

Gareth Crawford is Chair of Gateway Living Ltd and Victoria Park Housing Development. Gareth is Head of New Ventures (south) for Home Group. He joined the Board in 2012.

Kirsty McHugh

Kirsty McHugh

Kirsty is Chief Executive of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA). She joined Gateway’s Board in October 2017.

Lolita Sutherland

Lolita Sutherland

Lolita joined the board in 2013, previously serving as Vice Chair of the Gateway Resident Scrutiny Panel. As a resident, she understands the issues faced by residents and wants to ensure that these interests are represented at the board. She works as a team leader for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Michael Chinn

Michael Chinn

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

Sultana Begum

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 West

Trevor West

Trevor has held senior operational positions with specialist national providers working with older people. He joined the Board in 2016.

Mark Miles Lea

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

Helen Cope

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.