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Board Members



Sandra Brown

Sandra is a senior PA Legal Secretary, with vast experience in property law, residential and commercial conveyancing, and various other aspects of law, having worked in several top city law firms. She holds a BSc (Hons) Social Sciences and Diplomas in Geography and Environment, and Development. She is a Board Member of Shian Housing Association where she also recently stepped down as Vice Chair and Chair of Audit and Risk. She has also been a board member for Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau. Skills: Law, Governance, Housing

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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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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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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.


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Sharon Lynch

Sharon is a former Odu-Dua tenant and previously served on the Management Committee of the management company for Meru Close.  Sharon rejoined the Board in 2015.


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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.