Our Governance and Board

We have a team of dedicated Board members who oversee all key decisions and review performance throughout the year.

As well as our main Board, we have an Audit and Risk Committee, a Governance, Nominations and Remunerations Committee and a Development Panel.

The Board meets about six times a year and most members also sit on one of the specialist committees. All our Board members, staff, appointed contractors and consultants are bound by Paradigm’s Code of Conduct and other principal policies.

Detailed information on the Board’s objectives and strategy, governance and financial position are set out in our Annual Report.

Paradigm has adopted the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) Excellence in Governance: Code for Members and Good Practice Guidance 2010 and the NHF’s Code of Conduct 2012.

Meet our Board:

David Easson


David has 25 years' experience in property development and estate management with a focus on large-scale suitable regeneration projects.

Matthew Bailes

Board member

Matthew has been Paradigm Housing Group's Chief Executive since September 2015, and was previously the Director of Regulation at the Homes and Communities Agency.

Richard Archer

Board member

Richard is the Chief Risk Advisor of BT Business & Public Sector (part of the BT Group), where he provides risk management advice and assurance to senior management on strategic decisions, investments, strategic planning and large-scale business transformations.

Mathew Bishop

Board member

Mathew has 17 years’ construction and building maintenance experience within both private and public sector outsourcing and has been with MITIE Property Services since 2008.

Pat Brandum

Board member

Pat, who lives in Solihull, has spent her working life in various housing organisations and has had the privilege of seeing at first hand the positive impacts that can be achieved through the provision of quality homes and services.

John Cross

Board member

John has enjoyed a 30-year executive career in the social housing sector. His most recent role was Chief Executive of BPHA, a housing association with 17,000 homes, which grew significantly under his leadership.

Eva Cullen

Board member

Eva, who lives in Wokingham, is currently Head of Customer Fulfilment Operations, Operations and Supply Chain Directorate at John Lewis.

Janet Ogundele

Board member

Janet has been a Board member at Paradigm since 2010 and brings valuable first hand insight into the requirements and recent history of the organisation.

Phil Shepley

Board member

Phil has 20 years experience of contract delivery in property services and asset management, working for public and private sector customers.

Shona Spence

Board member

Experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Director with over 25 years of experience working within the financial services sector.

John Simpson

Board member

John is a former chair of Sovereign Housing Association and its Treasury Committee and brings over 30 years’ experience in the banking and finance sectors.

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