Risk and Audit Committee

Mark Miles Lea



Mark Miles Lea - Chair of Risk and Audit Committee

A member of Gateway’s Board, Mark Miles Lea was appointed to the Risk and Audit Committee in 2018. Mark has worked in the housing association sector for over 25 years. Most recently he was Executive Director for Development & Sales at Optivo.  His expertise lays in the development of new homes and has been responsible for a wide variety of new build and refurbishment programmes that provide affordable homes for thousands of tenants and homeowners.

Frances Austin, RAC member



Frances Austin 

A member of Gateway’s Board. Frances has been an active member of the Repairs & Maintenance Leaseholder panel and has over 20 years experience in delivering community nutrition intervention programmes. She is a recipient of the Tower Hamlets STAR award for Community Resident Engagement.

Andrew Bond

Andrew Bond

Andrew Bond joined Gateway’s Board in August 2021. Andrew has held NED roles at various social housing organisations, including most recently Tower Hamlets Homes and Toynbee Housing Association. He is an FCA member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and has been involved in working parties on issues including leasehold service charge accounting. He is a partner in Evelyn Partners and the Chairman of the registered auditor CLA Evelyn Partners Limited.

Mark Hannam


Mark Hannam

Mark Hannam joined Gateway’s Board in August 2021. Mark previously worked as an investment manager at the Bank of England, Citibank, and Barclays.  He is an Honorary Professor at the Yunus Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has held several non-executive posts, including Chair of the Board at Fair Finance and Deputy Chair of the Board at the University of East London. 



Eugenia Korobova - Independent RAC Member

Eugenia Korobova was appointed an independent co-optee to Gateway’s Risk and Audit Committee in October 2021. Eugenia works at Pension Insurance Cooperation PLC (PIC) where she focuses on sourcing high-quality investments in the social housing sector where PIC has invested over £2 billion. She previously worked as a Credit Analyst at PIC and Rothesay covering the social housing sector and at Standard & Poors (S&P) Global Ratings covering both investment-grade and high-yield corporate issuers. Eugenia holds an MSc in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.