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Board Members

 

Chair

Leslie Laniyan, MBE

Leslie is the Managing Director of Shian HA and rejoined Odu-Dua’s Board in 2015. He is also the Chairman of The Pentecostal Credit Union which is the third largest Credit Union in the UK and Chairman of Faith Regen UK a multi faith regeneration agency. Mr Laniyan has been on the Board of a number of BME housing associations over the last 30 years and has more than thirty-five years of experience in housing with a focus on BME issues.

Vice-Chair

Ade Oke

An experienced housing professional, Ade is currently working on the Grenfell site as a Housing Refurbishment Consultant.  Previously he was Head of Asset Management for Arhag Housing Association and has worked at Director level for many other registered providers in the past specialising in the management of substantial planned and reactive maintenance programmes, acquisition and sales programmes and procurement projects. He also has operational experience acquired as an Operations Director for a Newham based RP. Ade joined the Board in 2015.

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Board Member & Company Secretary

Hugh Boatswain

An experienced housing professional with over 30 years experience in the social housing sector. Previously lead housing inspector at the Audit Commission and Assistant Director of Inspection at the Housing Corporation. Currently works for Camden Council.  Hugh joined the Board in 2013.

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Board Member 

Pedro Dalton

Pedro is an Associate Director of Savills Financial Consultants, the treasury and funding advisory team within the Housing division of Savills UK. In addition to his fund raising and treasury work Pedro has experience in providing business planning advice to providers of social housing using either the Brixx software solution or excel based models. During his career in corporate finance and treasury, Pedro has worked as a Business Analyst with Peabody Trust and prior to joining Peabody he worked in a boutique investment firm in the West End of London.  Pedro is a qualified chartered accountant and joined the Board in November 2015.

 

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Board Member

Sharon Lynch

Sharon is an Odu-Dua tenant and also serves on the Management Committee of the management company for her estate.  Sharon rejoined the Board in 2015.

Board Member

Mark Reid

Mark is an experienced finance professional currently working as a Financial Auditor with HSS Hire Group PLC.  He has more than 30 years’ experience working across a varied portfolio of clients in the following sectors: Insurance & Pension Funding, Trade Unions, Retail Sales, Local & Central Government, Shipping, Clothing & Footwear, Food & Drink Manufacture/Distribution, Immigration Law, Learning & Skills, Petroleum, Not for Profit, Education, Property Management, Fee & Contract, Rent & the Operation of Housing Associations, Medical Research & Experimental Development, Sport Funding, NHS Trusts and Transportation Support.

 

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Board Member

Sal Ishmael

Sal joined the Board in 2014 and is an experienced businessman with a technical background in telecommunications.  He currently runs his own business in West London amongst other varied business interests.